By the end of 2008, 11 Memorandums of Understanding were signed for the construction of hydropower dams on the lower sections of the Mekong River. With such signing, a clock is ticking as each of these dams goes through the procedures of approval. If any one of these dams is constructed, the Mekong River will […]
WWF was created in 1961 out of a deep concern for what was happening to the world at that time. Since those early days, WWF has grown to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Currently there are more than 1,300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world and the vast majority […]
One Planet Living
The theme for TEDxWWF Singapore emerged from WWF’s overall vision to create a world where we can all live in harmony with nature within the limits of our one planet. Humans, like every other species on the planet, depend on healthy ecosystems for survival. Nature provides essentials like clean water, food and medicines, while intact […]
The Singapore office started in March 2006 to engage individuals and organisations towards making a positive change in their lives and business operations. Through our awareness campaigns and outreach activities, we aim to educate individuals from all walks of life on how a simple action can add up to make a big difference to our […]
Held on 14 June 2012 at the INSEAD Asia campus, TEDxWWF comprised forward-thinking speakers who shared their endeavours and insights that are challenging and changing the way we think, live and work to meet the challenges of living on our one planet.
A line in the sand
Drawing on profound and challenging experiences gained when mentored and trained by a group of metis Native Americans, Mac uses story and powerful imagery to awaken and evoke our innate wild nature. Speaking to a deeper, more ancient part of our tribal memory, he braids beauty, wildness, and the ‘heathen’ pulse of the human spirit […]
From the naturalist’s notebook
Irshad will share interesting observations and insights from the wild. Mostly entertaining, and at times, provocative and controversial, these will include interactions and relationships found between plants and plants, plants and insects, birds and mammals. He will also cover aspects of evolution, and the criteria for success in nature.
Traditional chinese medicine and harmony of the planet
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is composed of plants and animals, originated in China 3,000 years ago. While a crucial part of Chinese culture, the demand for Chinese medicinal materials has risen both in China as well as in international markets. China’s economic growth has allowed Chinese consumers with high purchasing power to seek Chinese […]
The great white lie
Sharks have been maligned in the media and because of this the world does not seem to care about the ongoing slaughter estimated up to 100 million individuals a year. William will be giving a personal account of his first shark encounter and the turning point in his life with regards to sharks and how […]
Business unusual for a global commodity
Demand for palm oil is increasing and has become central to the economies of the developing countries where it’s grown. Palm oil is found in around half the products on our supermarket shelves, and it could soon be used as a biofuel that runs our cars too. But there is a price to pay that […]