Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Can Gio Bioshpere reflection

1. As you were travelling down the river, what were some problems you observed? What are the causes of these problems?
The river was very polluted as people just throw their rubbish into the river.

2. Why do people stay near a river? How can the use of the river be sustainable?
They stay near a river to fish and it is a route to the market.

3. What does it take for a location/site to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why is it essential for a location like Can Gio to be listed as such a site?

  • Contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
  • Be an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features
  • Be an outstanding example representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems, and communities of plants and animals
  • Contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation

4. If there is a place in Singapore that you can list as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is it? Why?
Chek Jawa, there are many mangrove plantgs there and it is home to endangered animals like the hornbill and wild boar.

5. What is the difference between the market that you have visited VS that of Singapore’s. Why do you think there are such differences?
The market here is very big and stretches over a few blocks.

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