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Singapore Biodiversity Information

NParks has produced a number of publications on biodiversity in Singapore. The Red Data Book (RDB), in particular, is a good source of information on Singapore’s natural heritage.

First published in 1994, it is an indispensable source of reference for conservation plans and efforts of various governmental and non-governmental organisations. It is an invaluable resource for students and researchers in their understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s biodiversity.

You may also wish to check out our other publications*, including A Guide to the Bees of Singapore, Caterpillars of Singapore’s Butterflies, Dragonflies of Our Parks and Gardens, Our Fragile Rainforest, Migratory Birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve  and Hornbills in the City.


View A Review of Garden Bird Watch (2015–2019) (PDF, 6.6MB) [High-res version (13.1 MB)].


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View Hidden Havens: Exploring Marine Life in Singapore’s Marinas (PDF, 3.9MB) [High-res version (PDF, 16.8MB)].


In addition to what has been published, National Biodiversity Centre is also a reference centre for all biodiversity related information.

These info are centrally collated in BIOME for ease of search. For more information on BIOME, click here.

You may also wish to refer to NParks Flora & Fauna Web for more information and photographic images on plants and animals that can be found in Singapore.


* Click here to view other recommended books.

Last updated on 04 September 2020

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