The goals of Singapore's Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan mirror the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Conserve and enhance biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels.
Singapore's habitats and ecosystems should be conserved for long-term sustainability of the ecosystems. The rates of decline in biodiversity should be slowed down as expressed in the World Summit on Sustainable Development target of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Concerted efforts should be made to conserve existing species, habitats and ecosystems, and to re-establish species known to have been present in the past.
Ensure sustainable use of Singapore's biodiversity resources.
The use of Singapore’s biodiversity, including its benefits such as ecosystem services or by-products, should be sustainable. Multi-agency cooperation should be central to the assessment, monitoring and regulation of conservation processes.
Ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits that result from the use of our genetic resources.
Policies on sharing of benefits derived from the use of our genetic resources are to be formulated and implemented, at the same time balancing the twin goals of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.