Online Talk: Co-living with Singapore’s Common Palm Civets

Date : 28 May 2022
Time : 3pm to 4pm
Location : Zoom, Online

Details will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

The talk is hosted by Gloria Seow & Dr Yong Ding Li on behalf of Nature Society (Singapore)

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

The Common Palm Civet is a charming nocturnal mammal that lives in many suburban places and forests in Singapore. Where can we see this elusive animal? How has the civet managed to persist and survive urbanisation? Join Civet Ecologist Ms Fung Tze Kwan as she shares her exciting field studies of the local Common Palm Civet population. Learn about their night time habits including their behaviour, diet, and ecological roles. Tze Kwan will highlight the conservation implications of understanding our native wildlife, the threats they face, and how we can help conserve and co-live with the Common Palm Civet.

Speaker: Fung Tze Kwan, Civet Ecologist


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- All are welcome to join us.
- The Zoom link will be emailed after the closing date. If you do not receive it in your Inbox, kindly check your junk/spam mail.
- The talk is free-of-charge.

Closing Date
25 May 2022, Wednesday


For enquiries, contact Gloria Seow at

Speaker Biography
Tze Kwan is an ecologist and a member of the NSS Vertebrate Study Group. She has been involved in the research and conservation of the Common Palm Civet since 2010. Tze Kwan is currently a PhD student at the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions. Her research focuses on plant-animal interactions, specifically on linking seed dispersal ecology to forest restoration for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation in Southeast Asia. She is a member of the IUCN Small Carnivore Specialist Group, the Urban Wildlife Working Group, and NUS Toddycats. Tze Kwan enjoys mammal watching and poop-hunting in forests.

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