Biodiversity and Conservation
Biodiversity refers to the variety of plant and animal life; nature conservation involves the protection of biodiversity and fragile ecosystems. There is an urgent need to preserve biodiversity as it serves important ecological functions like maintaining ecosystems (a group of life forms that live together in a balanced and stable community). For example, forests help to produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Beyond these ecological functions, it is important to preserve biodiversity so that future generations can experience the same world that we enjoy.
Team Seagrass contributes to the understanding of the world's seagrasses as indicators of marine ecosystem health.
Our Singapore Reefs aims to improve health of Singapore's coral reefs through regular outreach events and marine cleanup excursions.
The local chapter of the Jane Goodall Institute in Singapore aims to promote environmental education and conservation among youth and community members.
Cicada Tree Eco-Place promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Singapore through environmental education and eco-living. It aims to build and enhance the capacity of teachers in nature education, and enhance community development through service-learning projects.
Singapore has been named as one of the top ten major hubs for the illegal wildlife trade globally. ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) aims to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and promote greater public awareness of animal welfare issues.
The Herpetological Society of Singapore is a group of like-minded individuals who are enthusiastic about the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and who are committed to enhancing the appreciation of biodiversity in Singapore.
WRS will continue to work towards a more sustainable future through efforts in resource optimization and sustainability advocacy in 2018.
Nature Society Singapore aims to identify the plants and animals in Singapore most vulnerable to climate change, and take action towards making Singapore well-placed to attain targets agreed upon by the international community (the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets), particularly those linked most closely to addressing the drivers of climate change.
WWF Singapore aims to reach 75 Education Institutions and 20 Youth Leaders to take action to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable consumption.