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Nadya Hutagalung / Conservationist

Planting the seeds of sustainability

As a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Nadya Hutagalung is passionate about ensuring the survival of rare and unique species and has devoted her time and voice to environmental advocacy.

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Over the course of her mission, Nadya has spent a considerable amount of time travelling the globe, from Africa to Europe, championing her cause and calling for a cleaner and more sustainable world. Today, she is based in Singapore, continuing her campaign for sustainability across the city and working to protect local wildlife such as the Raffles banded langur, so that Singaporeans and visitors alike may continue to study and understand the species long into the future.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on the critical need to embrace and rethink our relationship with nature, even in urban settings. There is nowhere better to experience this fully than in Singapore, undoubtedly one of the greenest cities in the world. With the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the sustainable development movement for a better and greener future, Singapore is on the cusp of transforming into a City in Nature, where residents can explore their city's natural parks, fascinating biodiversity and captivating greenery.

What I would love to see is for more tourists who travel through the region, that they get to know all these wonderful natural spaces that Singapore has

Nadya Hutagalung