Lovable Lutrines: Curated Nature and Environmental Migrants in Ottercity

Meet our local celebrities and mascots—the urban otters. They paint a pretty picture of Singapore’s success in pursuing a “clean and green” city that balances environmental conservation with urban development.

Heeeun Monica Kim draws our attention to the incredible affection we have for the adorable otters, while neglecting other vulnerable and threatened species that are less charismatic.

Are we capable of caring for human and nonhuman environmental refugees?

How can we extend the same concern to the vulnerable in a time of climate crisis, displacement, and migration?

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