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International Day for Biological Diversity 2021

The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is observed on 22 May globally, as part of an effort to raise biodiversity awareness. To commemorate this day, join us in various events and activities organised by NParks and our partners to encourage the community to participate as stewards of our natural heritage and play their part in conserving our rich biodiversity.

Click here to read Minister Desmond Lee’s letter to schools commemorating International Day for Biological Diversity.


Webinars & Online Activities

Date/Time  Programme 

15 May

2.00PM –3.30PM

WWF Explains @ National Library Board (NLB) by World Wildlife Fund-Singapore (WWF-Singapore)

WWF Explains, supported by NLB aims to explain the unexpected links between Singapore’s daily concerns and the environment around us. By connecting you with conservation experts, we hope to start conversations around global environmental issues. Join Jayaprakash Bojan and Michelle Gan for a conversation moderated by Chitra Venkatesh, about biodiversity, wildlife photography anecdotes, and actions that make a difference. For more information, register here.

22 May

10.00AM – 11.00AM

Long-tailed macaques in Our City in Nature

Join Chanelle Lim from NParks’ Wildlife Management team and Sabrina Jabbar from Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) in our second human-wildlife encounters webinar. Chanelle is actively involved in integrative management approaches to mitigate human-macaque interactions in Singapore, and Sabrina is a seasoned volunteer at JGIS who was key in initiating the Monkey Guards programme. Together, they will share more about Long-tailed macaques, their ethology and distribution, and the collective work done by the Long-tailed Macaque Working Group to promote human-wildlife coexistence in Our City in Nature. Sign up here to participate in the webinar over Zoom or watch the live stream on NParksSG YouTube. There is a limited capacity of 100 participants for Zoom, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 22 May

9.00AM –10.00AM

Children’s Storytelling

Join us as we learn about the lizard who is afraid of darkness! After the story, we will have an arts and crafts session to explore your creativity!

Register here.

 26 May

6.00PM –6.30PM

Storytelling Livestream on Facebook: Binky's Time to Fly by Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS)

In the May edition of JGIS’ monthly storytelling livestreams, we have Joelyn Ong from the Storytelling Association (Singapore) with the story "Binky's Time to Fly". Additionally, come hear the story of "Lucky the Lonely Langur" by LASALLE College of the Arts & "Chimpanzee Family" by Dr. Jane Goodall. For more information, visit their Facebook page and website.

 29 May

10.00AM – 11.00AM

Canopy creatures: Native wildlife sustaining our forests

Our trees shelter and support a large diversity of wildlife! In this edition of the OneMillionTrees webinar, we invite you to join us in exploring our forests through the eyes of bat ecologist, Dr Benjamin Lee, and common palm civet researcher, Ms Fung Tze Kwan. Together, we will shed some light on our less commonly seen nocturnal mammals and uncover the intricate and interdependent relationships between our native wildlife and forests. Register here.


NParks Spotlight Series

The NParks Spotlight is a series of weekly online talks held in 2020 that features our in-house experts from the National Biodiversity Centre division. Tune in to the recorded sessions here and learn about the fascinating creatures and habitats that can be found right here, in our City in Nature.

Citizen Science Activities

 Date/Time  Programme Venue 

8 – 16 May

9.30AM –3.00PM

Butterfly Watch

The Butterfly Watch is a citizen science initiative organised as part of the NParks Community in Nature (CIN) Biodiversity Watch series, to get Singaporeans involved in collecting valuable information about the butterflies in our parks, gardens and reserves. 

Parks and Gardens around Singapore


 Date/Time Programme  Venue 
July onwards Biodiversity Week for Schools

Throughout the week, a variety of activities targeting students of different age groups will be carried out including Green Wave, Playtime with Bobby and Stella and BioBlitz for Schools.
Various Schools around Singapore

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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