Our horseshoe crabs are threatened by abandoned drift nets, habitat loss and other human impacts.
The Nature Society (Singapore) Horseshoe Crab Rescue team has been working on this issue for some time and is doing a survey on horseshoe crab populations, as well as running a survey-education effort of fishermen.
The project is looking for volunteers for an island-wide survey in four sectors. Each sector will have a Sector Leader.
There will be a survey-conservation education of fishermen by younger members/primary school students. Using a questionnaire as well as photos of both HSC species, free and entrapped, they will approach local and recreational fishermen at boat mooring sites and popular fishing areas around Singapore.
This is a great opportunity to make a difference for our horseshoe crabs, as well as learn more about them and some of the issues impacting our shores.
More details about this event on the Midnight Monkey Monitor blog by November.
More about our horseshoe crabs on the wild fact sheets: The Mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) which is found mostly in our mangroves or nearby ecosystems and the Coastal horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) found mostly on our other shore ecosystems.
Contact: Dr Hsu Chia Chi at email@example.com.