Fishing for information


The Straits Times reported on an international effort, fronted by Singapore researchers, that is now under way to assess the conservation status of freshwater fish in South-east Asia. To start with, the team of about 10 international and local freshwater ecology and fish experts, which includes Dr Tan Heok Hui from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, has narrowed down a working list of about 1,300 fish species they would like to assess in the Sundaic region. The article also mentioned that in February this year, an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assessment workshop was organised by NUS, the NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where preliminary assessment of some fish species was conducted. 



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