Biodiversity Connections

Conservation and science meetups since 201X.

Biodiversity in Singapore

Some of the good folks working for wildlife and the environment in Singapore.

News and Events
A website managed by Ria Tan who "hopes that can be a one-stop location for those who want to learn about our wild places; and do more for them".

Habitat News
News site by Otterman Sivasothi highlighting talks, books, events and issues in nature, biology and the environment.

The Biodiversity Crew @ NUS
News site on talks, teaching modules, internships and jobs in the biodiversity research group at the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS).

Ecology Asia
Factsheets and beautiful photos of SE Asia and New Guinea Fauna as well as environmental news from the region by Nick Baker.


Academic Programs & Institutions

Diploma in Marine Science & Aquaculture
Within the Applied Science Department of Republic Polytechnic, the new Diploma focuses on marine conservation and sustainable aquaculture.

Ecology, Biodiversity & Environmental Sciences Program
Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)
Joint Initiative of Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to develop teaching and logistical infrastructure for conservation training and leadership building in tropical regions of Latin America and Asia.

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Previously called the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity research, the museum is part of the Faculty of Science at NUS and has one of the largest collection of Southeast Asian fauna in the region.


Corporate, Government and Non-government Organizations
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Originally developed by Sir Raffles Stamford as the 'Botanical and Experimental Garden’ at Fort Canning, our national garden today is an important place of botanical and horticultural work.

National Biodiversity Centre
A branch of the NParks Board and Singapore's Scientific Authority on Nature Conservation.

National Parks Board (Nparks)
The lead government agency on biodiversity conservation, responsible for developing and enhancing our greenery and maintaining the nature reserves and park areas.

National Environment Agency
Government agency responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.


Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES)
A pioneering charity and Institution of Public Character founded by Singaporeans with six focus areas: Tackling Wildlife Crime, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Addressing Zoo Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

Cicada Tree Eco-Place
NGO and non-profit that promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Singapore through environmental education and eco-living

Nature Society (Singapore)
NGO and non-profit dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region

Youth for Ecology
A group of young Singaporeans with the mission "to spark conversation between youth in Singapore about the environment" through forums, dialogues and awareness projects.


Conservation International (CI)
International NGO that engages in government policy, fieldwork and research by partnering with governments, corporations, communities, scientists and other NGOs

Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
International NGO that works to conserve biodiversity through conservation science and partnering with government bodies, community groups and the private sector.

Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)
A non-profit organization for wildlife research, education and conservation, founded in 1977 by world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Singapore
International NGO that works to save wildlife and wild places through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks led by the Bronx Zoo in New York.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore
International NGO that focuses on environmental education through awareness campaigns and outreach activities. They also work with businesses both locally and within the Asia Pacific region to help them identify sustainable business practices.


Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF)
A charity and an Institution of Public Character with the primary purpose of conserving endangered native wildlife.


DHI Singapore
An independent, international consulting and research organization that aims to advance technological development and competence within the fields of water, environment and health.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS)
The parent company of the Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo, providing excellent exhibits of animals and birds in their natural environment for the purpose of conservation, education and recreation.


Local Volunteer Groups & Initiatives

Raffles Museum Toddycats
Nature and Environment Volunteers with RMBR

Restore Ubin Mangroves
A group passionate about restoring mangroves at abandoned aquaculture areas at Pulau Ubin. The R.UM. Initiative comprises a community of experts from tertiary institutions, NGOs, commercial enterprises that depend on Ubin mangroves, and individual enthusiasts, with the support of the National Parks Board (NParks) and the corporate sector.

NParks Volunteers
Volunteer in a range

Team Seagrass
Volunteers collaborating with the National Biodiversity Centre (NParks) and international Seagrass-Watch, the largest scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and monitoring program in the world

The Pangolin Story
The Pangolin Story is a project to introduce pangolins and the threats they face to the people of Singapore and the rest of Asia.

Singapore Bird Group (NSS)
Run by the Nature Society (Singapore), the group partners with international NGOs such as Birdlife International for local and regional bird conservation.


Biodiversity of Singapore

Biodiversity Portal of Singapore program
Educational website based on a book by Sylvain Richer de Forges: “The Biodiversity of Life on Earth: from Heritage to Extinction”.

Biodiversity Heritage Library
A consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global audience through open access principles.

Singapore Wild Animals
Species list of biodiversity in Singapore with photos and brief information on selected species.

Urban Forest
A non-profit website founded in 2012 to provide "an accessible guide that is fast and simple to navigate, with clear, interesting, and concise content so that learning about plant identification will be a breeze".



Singapore Green Landscape 2014
For a comprehensive list, check out the free publication by Eugene Tay on all organizations, websites, groups and government agencies, which are related to the environment


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