China Aviation Oil, NParks team up to produce video series on S'pore biodiversity

SINGAPORE- Filming has begun for a series of videos that will capture the unique flora and fauna of Singapore.

A specialised video crew from Australia which has many years of experience in shooting wildlife, has been hired for the project which will be rolled out in the first quarter of next year.

The Biodiversity Video Series will be released in primary schools and places of interest such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

It will also feature examples of how individuals can do their part for the environment.

The video project is part of activities under a tie-up between jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation (CAO) and the National Parks Board (NParks) to support environment protection.

The collaboration between CAO and the Garden City Fund, a registered charity of NParks, was announced yesterday.

Prof Leo Tan, Chairman of the Fund, said: "It is important that the younger generation continues to understand, appreciate and connect with our greenery and natural heritage."

CAO, which has key markets in China and Europe, has been involved in several projects with NParks, including the planting of tree saplings and conservation work at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

On Dec 3, 35 CAO employees also helped to clear weeds at Admiralty Park.

Said the Chief Executive Officer of CAO Meng Fanqiu: "These are great opportunities for CAO's employees to participate in meaningful causes such as the protection of Singapore's biodiversity,"

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