Published on 23 Jun 2023

Conservation work still the focus of former president of Singapore’s Nature Society

For Dr Shawn Lum, the former president of Nature Society (Singapore), or NSS, the natural world is both work and play. He teaches plant diversity, forest ecology and conservation as a senior lecturer at NTU Asian School of the Environment. Outside of work, the 60-year-old botanist spends most of his time at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or is involved in discussions with the authorities about conservation issues in developments. He was president of NSS for 15 years, before handing the reins to Dr Yeo Seng Beng, a medical doctor elected on May 13, 2023. Despite having retired as NSS president, Dr Lum is still active in the society and hopes to work more with young activists.

Read the full article on The Straits Times here.