Does Singapore have any of this biodiversity?
Singapore is rich in biodiversity due to its tropical location close to the equator. Even though it only covers 697 sq km of land and has undergone intense urbanization it still has a significant array of plant and animal species.
Singapore’s terrain includes tropical forest, mangrove swamps and coral ecosystems which support diverse and interesting life forms.
However Singapore has suffered many species extinctions due to human development and many more species are under threat of extinction. Older generations of Singaporeans are sure to remember plants or animals which their children or grandchildren can no longer see today.
WWF hopes the Singapore government will continue to commit resources to the preservation of biodiversity and continue its support for the international Convention on Biological Diversity.