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World Elephant Day. While Many Of Us Feel Strongly..
12th Aug 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY! While many of us feel strongly about protecting elephants, here is one bitter truth about elephants who are often taken away from the wild for entertainment purposes. Phajaan – a ritual to break a wild-caught elephant’s spirit through physical abuse, starvation and forced containment to prepare him or her to be trained to carry humans on a ride, or perform unnatural tricks or be paraded for entertainment. Is there something you can do? Yes, it is simple - Say no to rid...

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Happy 55th National Day Singapore. Ft. Chestnut An..
9th Aug 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

HAPPY 55TH NATIONAL DAY SINGAPORE 🇸🇬 Ft. Chestnut and Walnut, the #redfootedtortoises native to South America, turnip, strawberries, #hibiscus and morning glory flowers. Comment on the ingredient missed out in the above list. #SingaporeNDP2020 #HappyBirthdaySingapore #ACRES #SayNoToWildlifeTrade

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Calling All Monkeys In Singapore
7th Aug 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

CALLING ALL LONG-TAILED MACAQUES IN SINGAPORE Here is our first webinar for long-tailed macaques in Singapore, to learn about coexisting with humans. #ACRES #Coexistence #SGWildlife #HumanMacaqueConf lict This series is brought to you by students from National University of Singapore Seeds of Good Programme

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Nus Seeds Of Good Programme. Ever Wondered What To..
5th Aug 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

NUS SEEDS OF GOOD PROGRAMME Ever wondered what to do with the snake lying in your garden? Or what to do when you meet a wild boar? This August, we collaborate with students from National University of Singapore NUS Seeds of Good Programme to bring you a series of posts regarding human-wildlife conflict, and what we should and should not do when we meet with wildlife encounters. These creative students will be posting a series of webinars here on our Facebook page as well as relevant fun facts ...

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Join Us On An Exclusive Virtual Tour Coming Saturd..
30th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

Join us on an exclusive virtual tour coming Saturday! Register at bit.ly/ACRESVirtualTour.

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Guess What Sunshine And Mocha Spotted?. Poaching O..
24th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

GUESS WHAT SUNSHINE AND MOCHA SPOTTED? POACHING OF WILD BIRDS IN SINGAPORE A few days ago, our Deputy CE while walking our rescued dogs spotted poaching activities in Sungei tengah area. After seeing us, the poachers drove off and we removed the active trap with a spotted dove in it. Two weeks ago, a tip-off alerted us to the illegal trapping of wild birds at Blk 485 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5. The rescue team visited the area and found an active bird trap hanging from a tree with an attached p...

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Guess What Sunshine And Mocha Spotted?. Poaching O..
24th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

GUESS WHAT SUNSHINE AND MOCHA SPOTTED? POACHING OF WILD BIRDS IN SINGAPORE A few days ago, while walking our rescued dogs, our Deputy CE spotted poaching activities in Sungei tengah area. After seeing us, the poachers drove off and the active trap with a spotted dove inside was immediately removed. Two weeks ago, a tip-off alerted us to the illegal trapping of wild birds at 485 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5. The rescue team visited the area and found an active bird trap hanging from a tree with an...

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Project Wildcare 2020
23rd Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

CHEAPER THAN BUBBLE TEA! Project WildCare from Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes programme needs your help! These dedicated students have set up a crowdfunding site via GiveAsia.sg to raise funds for ACRES and continue their efforts to promote about wildlife etiquette and appreciation. All they need is a $1 from you to reach a total of $1,500. This amount will help feed the animals at the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre for a week! Please could you spare them the cost of your cup of bubble tea? YES! (ht...

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Virtual Tours Schedule. If You Have Missed Our Pre..
14th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

VIRTUAL TOURS SCHEDULE If you have missed our previous virtual tours, here are our new dates: 19th and 26th July! Start preparing your questions now to ask us during the tour. Let us start the engines for you. - Are chickens affectionate? - Why do snakes get into trouble often? - Are bats really air puppies? - Why are there pigeons everywhere? Sign up at: bit.ly/ACRESVirtualTour #Circuitbreaker #ACRES #VirtualEducation #Animal Welfare

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Hiring Now Wildlife Management Executive Full-Time..
9th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

HIRING NOW Wildlife Management Executive [Full-time] Passionate about raising awareness on native wildlife and coexistence in Singapore? We are looking for wildlife management executives for a project period starting now until 31st July 2021. More information below: Responsibilities • Conduct monitoring of wildlife movements and human behaviour at selected conflict sites. • Document behaviour of animals/people for reporting purposes, identify areas for improvement towards conflict resolu...

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One More Week Of School Holidays To Go?. Calling I..
6th Jul 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

ONE MORE WEEK OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS TO GO? Calling international school children (and parents) to sign up for our Virtual School Holiday Programme happening now. Packed with fun-filled and educational activities -whether it is cooking together, hearing bird calls and learning about native wildlife together or doing animal-related art activities together - we have got it planned out for you. Just sign up, and you'll receive the email package, and not to forget a virtual tour in the end to meet ...

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Annual Charity Dinner Cancelled. As Many Of You Ma..
29th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

ANNUAL CHARITY DINNER CANCELLED As many of you may know, we are sad to inform you that our annual charity gala has been cancelled. Our annual charity gala is one of our biggest fundraisers that allows us to continue operating and being the voice for the voiceless. However, in view of the current #COVID19 situation and related precautionary restrictions on large gatherings, we are in an unfortunate situation to cancel our charity gala this year. Please consider making a donation at https://...

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Who Is The Heaviest Tortoise There?. Why Is The Ig..
29th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

Who is the heaviest tortoise there? Why is the iguana being soaked? What happened to the civet in the video? With many such questions, we enjoy presenting you an engaging and heartwarming virtual tour first round. A chicken whom we rescued and rehomed even joined the tour with her human family. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated. Don’t be sad, we’re not done just yet! We’ve another session of virtual tour coming up for those who missed it. Dates: 20th June & 4th July (Satu...

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Pangolin Rescued From Roadside
17th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

PANGOLIN RESCUED FROM ROADSIDE Our heartfelt thanks to Brice Li, for spotting a stranded pangolin between busy roads, alerting us and waiting for us to arrive. #SundaPangolin is a nocturnal #CriticallyEndangered mammal, native to #Singapore. Poached widely in other range countries for their scales in use for traditional medicine, the pangolins in Singapore may face threats of becoming a roadkill, due to habitat fragmentation. This pangolin was lucky, but please drive safe and keep a look out ...

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Life After Food. Food Citizen Has Partnered With T..
16th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

LIFE AFTER FOOD Food Citizen (https://foodcitizenseed.wixsite.com/website) has partnered with The Green Collective SG to bring you a 3-part series of #composting workshops online. Starting on 27th June, 2020 (Saturday) 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM! These sessions are created for those who are new to composting or have started on your composting journey but would like to get some tips to do it better. Find out more about the workshops and purchase your tickets below: https://aerobiccomposting.peatix.co...

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All Aboard. We Have Exciting News For Those Who Mi..
15th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

ALL ABOARD!!! We have exciting news for those who missed out the virtual programme. Due to requests from our enthusiastic fanbase, parents and kids, we will be conducting TWO virtual educational tours by our Deputy Chief Executive Anbu, along with our awesome education executives Edwina and Raj. *This programme does not have a fee but please consider making a donation to support our work *This programme will be conducted through zoom, requiring email submission. Ready to learn about the lo...

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First Virtual School Holiday Programme A Big Thank..
12th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

FIRST VIRTUAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – A BIG THANK YOU! Thank you to all the parents/guardians and kids for joining our #virtual #schoolholiday programme conducted last week. We were thrilled to host and witness highly enthusiastic individuals. A big round of virtual applause for everyone who participated for the activities and asking questions during the virtual tour. We are glad that many enjoyed the behind-the-scenes action, and gave some very good suggestions to improve our programme. ...

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Looking For Workshops Online For Yourself And Your..
12th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

LOOKING FOR WORKSHOPS ONLINE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN? LOOK NO FURTHER! September 21 Enterprise Pte Ltd has organised zoom workshops by 10 world class speakers with 100% proceeds shared between ACRES and the School Pocket Money Fund. There is something for everyone with speakers from the field of education, finger painting and Chinese calligraphy and storytelling for the entire family. Sign up today! : https://september21.lpages.co/share-a-thought/ #A CRES #September21 #workshops

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Appeal For Information Abandoned Marmoset And Ball..
9th Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

[APPEAL FOR INFORMATION] ABANDONED MARMOSET AND BALL PYTHON Within a week, our #wildliferescue team attended to two cases of exotic illegal pet abandonment. On 27 May 2020 around 3pm, we were alerted to a case of a male #Marmoset on a tree at 701 Geylang Road. The #primate was rescued and sent to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) for further examination and he was found to be in poor condition. The animal was very thin, and had signs of moderate to severe dental and gum disease, as well ...

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40 Seconds At Acres: Day 56 Of The #circuitbreaker
1st Jun 2020, by Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)

40 SECONDS AT ACRES: DAY 56 AND FINAL VIDEO OF THE #CIRCUITBREAKER Singapore's circuitbreaker has come to an end. As the final video in our circuit breaker video series, we would like to present to you something that we have been hard at work to prepare. For years, our green iguanas have been indoors and we are pleased to update that their outdoor enclosure is finally ready. This is something that we have been hard at work to get it ready with limited manpower. As Singapore slowly opens up,...

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