[Job] Flora specialist (Contract) at Camphora Pte Ltd

Camphora Pte Ltd is a collective that provides integrated flora, fauna and arboriculture baseline data to inform design intent and formulate solutions for ecological conservation

We are seeking to hire an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who has a passion for botany and enjoys working in the outdoors.

You will mainly be assisting the Lead Botanist in (but not limited to):

  • Planning and execution of flora surveys
  • Integrate flora surveys with fauna and arboriculture surveys in baseline studies
  • Report writing
  • Attend and prepare for meetings


  1. Degree in Environmental Science, Botany, Zoology, Horticulture or related fields
  2. Passionate about plants, botany and horticulture
  3. Responsible, independent, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  4. Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  5. Training will be provided but familiarity with local flora will be an advantage. Fresh graduates are welcomed to apply.

Appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will commensurate with qualification and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.




[Job – Closed] Intern positions for Camphora Pte Ltd

Camphora Pte Ltd, a flora and fauna consultancy firm is looking for two interns to join them for a 1 – 2 months period.

Job scope

  • Assist with flora and fauna field surveys
    • Data recording
    • Camera trapping
    • Day surveys and night surveys for flora and a range of fauna groups
  • Desktop work
    • Data entry
  • Flexible working hours


Applicant should be:

  1. Responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently
  2. Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  3. Able to work on weekends or at night for the field component on occasions
  4. Training will be provided but experience with fieldwork will be an advantage
  5. Intern applicants have to be able to commit to a 1 – 2 months period: preferred period of 10th June – 8th August 2019

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.

[Update: 06 Jun 2019] – Intern Positions are now closed, thanks!

Thu 16 May 2019: 12.00pm @ NUS S1A – Lunch time talk by Dr Ravi Chellam on conservation management of Asiatic Lions of India

Dr Ravi Chellam is in town and we are pleased to have welcomed him to share with us the conservation challenges of the famous Gir Lions of India. The lunch time talk and discussion will be held on Thu 16 May 2019 at NUS. All are welcome – just turn up! 

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The venue is at the S1A Seminar Room, next to LT32 at Science Drive 4. Screenshot 363



Job: Manager/Wildlife Management and Outreach @ NParks (deadline: 05 May 2019)

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NParks is “looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our team of wildlife management specialists. With a focus on preventing wildlife related conflicts, the work scope will range from policy and guideline formulations, industry development, direct conflict interventions and public education efforts.”

See the advertisement at Careers@ Gov here

Remembering Dr Ong Bee Lian with the “Dr Ong Bee Lian – Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) Bursary Award” (raising funds by 15th Mar 2019)

OBL memorial photoWhen we shared the passing of Dr Ong Bee Lian, former students from over three decades at NUS shared their memories of her inspiring figure, her days in lectures and practicals, and strikingly, her nurturing mentorship and kindness in her various roles as lecturer, administrator, mentor and friend [link].

Now, I am happy to share that Friends of Dr Ong Bee Lian at the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) & Food Science and Technology Programme (FST), NUS have announced the initiation of a bursary in her name, and invite contributions very fittingly to help needy students in DBS & FST.

Their deadline is 15 Mar 2019.

“The Department of Biological Sciences together with Food Science and Technology Programme are initiating a bursary award for the late Dr Ong Bee Lian. Dr Ong was an exemplary and dedicated educator who was passionate about teaching. She was well liked by all her students, friends and colleagues at DBS as well as FST. She was always caring and constantly instilled enthusiasm for life in others. Her demise was sorely felt by many, though her strength of character and dynamic personality continues to be an inspiration to us all. In remembrance of her, whom we have missed dearly, we hope to name an award after her.

The bursary award will be named “Dr Ong Bee Lian – Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) Bursary Award”.

Please refer to the Appeal Letter for further details: [link]

If you wish to make a donation, please fill up the Gift Form: [link].

You can send the gift form by mail or email to Ms Lee Chooi Lan, Mrs Ang or Ms Sally Soh (email addresses are listed in the Appeal Letter). We hope to receive the funds by 15 March 2019 to qualify for the matching fund claim.

The sum we are trying to raise is only $25K. All donations are eligible for 2.5 times tax exemption.

Every amount makes a difference and it would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to your kind support and generosity to make this possible.

Please help to disseminate this message to friends who may be interested to know more about this worthy cause.

Feel free to contact Chooi Lan, Mrs Ang or Sally if you need clarification.”

Conservation job vacancy: Asian Species Action Partnership Coordinator (apply by 28 Feb 2019)


“ASAP is an inter-institutional Partnership convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), which focuses attention on a region that, without more serious conservation intervention, will see the demise of much of its unique diversity. ASAP was established to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia.

We are seeking a self-driven and motivated individual to support the ASAP Partnership. The successful candidate will be passionate about and committed to conservation, flexible and with personal drive and initiative. They will be expected to have knowledge and understanding of conservation issues in Southeast Asia, and enthusiasm for conserving species, building capacity, and engaging with diverse stakeholders across the global conservation community. They will need excellent communication and relationship skills.”

For more details, visit the ASAP webpage.