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Our National Plan for Conservation


NParks developed and launched the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Singapore in 2009. Titled “Conserving Our Biodiversity”, this national document provides a framework to guide biodiversity conservation efforts in Singapore. It aims to promote biodiversity conservation, keeping in mind that as a densely populated country with no hinterland, we have to adopt a pragmatic approach to conservation and develop unique solutions to our challenges. It intends to establish both policy frameworks and specific measures to ensure better planning and co-ordination in the sustainable use, management and conservation of our biodiversity. 

Biodiversity conservation cannot be achieved with the efforts of one agency alone. A holistic approach has been adopted where the input of various public sector agencies and nature groups have been taken into consideration in the preparation of this document. The master plan also fulfils our regional and international commitments, primarily the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

NParks updated the NBSAP in May 2019 based on the CBD Strategic Plan and the Aichi Targets for 2011-2020. This would enable better tracking of Singapore’s biodiversity conservation efforts which would also support the achievements of the global targets.

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) is administered by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), the full functions of which are set out here.

For feedback and enquiries on Singapore’s NBSAP, please email to

Download a copy of Singapore’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (updated 20 May 2019) here.

Download a copy of Nature Conservation Masterplan here.

Last updated on 28 May 2019

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