International Year of Biodiversity – 2010

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BESG is celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity with this montage of representative flora and fauna of Singapore. Despite rapid urbanisation, we still retain patches of rainforests, freshwater swamps, waterbodies, mangroves, wastelands, intertidal areas, grasslands and urban forests. And these are where our rich biodiversity is found.

Images by YC Wee: from top row down, left to right: cyanobacterium (Anabaena sp.), green alga (Cosmatium sp.), fungus, moss (Leucobryum sanctum), staghorn fern (Platycerium coronarium), wolf spider (Pardosa sp.), millipedes, grasshoppers, poisonous crab (Lophozozymus pictor), slug, common tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax), clouded monitor (Varanus nebulosus), oriental whip snake (Ahaetulla prasina), crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) and view from summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

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