Social Capital and Networks  in Nature Conservation A case study of Chek Jawa, Singapore A presentation by November TAN Pe...
Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Capit...
Introduction
Introduction
<ul><li>A landmark event happened in 2001 when reclamation was deferred in favor of nature conservation. </li></ul>
<ul><li>First time more than 2000 people visiting a nature area over weekend </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cited as the poster child of effective public consultation by the state. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Watershed moment in the transition of environmental civil society structure and strategies </li></ul>
 
Where is Chek Jawa?
What is Chek Jawa? <ul><li>“ A natural haven comprising of 6 distinct habitats - coastal forest, mangrove, [rocky shore], ...
Scheduled Development <ul><li>1991 Concept Plan, gazetted in the 1998 Master Plan  </li></ul><ul><li>Together with Pulau T...
Scheduled Development
Scheduled Development
Civil Society Response <ul><li>“ Come see it before it’s gone” </li></ul>
Civil Society Response <ul><li>Guided Public Walks </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Confrontation...
Social Capital <ul><li>“ An instantiated set of informal values or norms shared among members of a group that permits them...
Strategies <ul><li>Social Capital Accumulation through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks and Cyber-advocacy </li></ul></ul><...
Strategies Components of State-civil society engagement  Networks Political Environment Trust Valuable Content Credibility...
Strategies (Source: Anheier and Katz, 2005)
Participation Barometer Analysis Framework of Tripartite Engagement in Nature Conservation
Implications <ul><li>Stepping stone or stumbling   block? </li></ul><ul><li>Considering post-crisis strategies </li></ul><...
Questions?
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    1. 1. Social Capital and Networks in Nature Conservation A case study of Chek Jawa, Singapore A presentation by November TAN Peng Ting National University of Singapore Department of Geography Research Scholar
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Capital & Trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction
    4. 4. Introduction
    5. 5. <ul><li>A landmark event happened in 2001 when reclamation was deferred in favor of nature conservation. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>First time more than 2000 people visiting a nature area over weekend </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Cited as the poster child of effective public consultation by the state. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Watershed moment in the transition of environmental civil society structure and strategies </li></ul>
    9. 10. Where is Chek Jawa?
    10. 11. What is Chek Jawa? <ul><li>“ A natural haven comprising of 6 distinct habitats - coastal forest, mangrove, [rocky shore], sand flats, coral rubble, [seagrass meadow], and a tiny island named Pulau Sekudu” </li></ul>
    11. 12. Scheduled Development <ul><li>1991 Concept Plan, gazetted in the 1998 Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Together with Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin was due to be expanded by almost 80% through reclamation. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Scheduled Development
    13. 14. Scheduled Development
    14. 15. Civil Society Response <ul><li>“ Come see it before it’s gone” </li></ul>
    15. 16. Civil Society Response <ul><li>Guided Public Walks </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Confrontational Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Public Awareness & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Online and Mainstream Media </li></ul><ul><li>Petition & Compiled Feedbacks </li></ul>
    16. 17. Social Capital <ul><li>“ An instantiated set of informal values or norms shared among members of a group that permits them to cooperate with one another.” - Francis Fukuyama (2000:98) </li></ul><ul><li>“… connections among individuals – social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them” </li></ul><ul><li>- Robert Putnam (2000:19) </li></ul>
    17. 18. Strategies <ul><li>Social Capital Accumulation through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks and Cyber-advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility and Trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Strategies Components of State-civil society engagement Networks Political Environment Trust Valuable Content Credibility Undemanding Constructive Non-aggressive Proven Track Record Consistency Public awareness Technology Media Communications Multiplier effect Public outreach Tapping on Expertise
    19. 20. Strategies (Source: Anheier and Katz, 2005)
    20. 21. Participation Barometer Analysis Framework of Tripartite Engagement in Nature Conservation
    21. 22. Implications <ul><li>Stepping stone or stumbling block? </li></ul><ul><li>Considering post-crisis strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of network versus “asymmetrical warfare” </li></ul><ul><li>Reproducing “Saving Chek Jawa ” </li></ul>
    22. 23. Questions?

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