Trading Faces

Published 2 December 2021


Singapore’s thriving online bird trade needs system to ensure legality

A study that found thousands of birds for sale online in Singapore highlights the critical need for a compulsory wildlife-pet registration system to make buyers more accountable and deter unlicensed sellers operating online.

Trading Faces: Live Bird Trade on Facebook in Singapore

Report author(s):
Wen Xuan Chiok, Serene Chng

Publication date:
December 2021

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Mandai Nature is dedicated to protecting threatened species, nurturing healthy ecosystems and creating vibrant communities where wildlife and people can thrive and co-exist, in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Through collaborations with like-minded partners, Mandai Nature aims to protect threatened species from extinction, especially those endemic to Asia and often overlooked, including addressing issues of wildlife trade and the fragmentation of habitats.  In driving nature-based solutions, it focuses on green and blue carbon, while protecting and restoring tropical forests, mangroves and peatlands to help mitigate climate change. It is also working closely with local communities and organisations to create economic opportunities and invest in building skills and conservation capacity on the ground. Mandai Nature hosts the Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) secretariat as well as the Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Southeast Asia Resource Centre.  

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