Singapore Biodiversity Conservation
Though Singapore has lost more than 90% of its original forest cover, it is still home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna. Scientists have documented 376 species of birds, 282 species of butterflies, 102 species of reptiles, 27 species of amphibians and 58 species of mammals. In its coastal environment, 111 species of reef fish have also been documented. Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) was established in 2009 with the sole purpose of funding local research initiatives that can continue to document our local biodiversity. To date, the WRSCF has supported eighteen projects on the conservation and research of species that include the endangered banded leaf monkey, the elusive leopard cat, long tailed macaques, coral reef restoration, local butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, and freshwater crabs.
Click here if you are seeking funding for a local conservation project focused on Singapore’s biodiversity.
Conservation in Regional South East Asia
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. 25 of these global hotspots are situated in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. But biodiversity in the region faces a range of threats that include global climate change, deforestation, poaching and habitat fragmentation. Recognizing the urgent need for sustainable conservation initiatives in the region, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has supported over 50 projects across the region in the last 10 years, through project funding, capacity building and summits or workshops that bring together global experts engaged in tackling biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia.
Click here if you are seeking funding for a projects outside of Singapore in Southeast Asia.