The National Parks Board (NParks) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have recently marked the start of construction for an ecological corridor at Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).
Dubbed Eco-Link@BKE, it will be Southeast Asia’s first ecological corridor that connects two nature reserves over an expressway.
The hourglass-shaped Eco-Link will be built across the BKE to connect Singapore’s largest primary and secondary forests, the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment nature reserves.
The area is home to three quarters of our native plant species and more than 1,000 animal species.
When ready in 2013, populations of native animals such as flying squirrels, monitor lizards, palm civets, pangolins, porcupines, birds, insects and snakes, will be able to travel between the nature reserves to find other food sources, homes and mates.
NParks says it will also consider public access in the form of guided walks on the bridge and the areas around it.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
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