BESG is linked to Animals and Plants of Singapore database

on 12th June 2016

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The Animals and Plants of Singapore, an initiative of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, is a digital encyclopedia that aims to serve as a database of Singapore’s biodiversity.

To date nearly 2,300 species have been uploaded on the database. These include mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects and plants. With time more will be added, to eventually reach an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 multicellular species.

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Each species is illustrated by images and accompanied by taxonomic information as well as resident and conservation status.

Links to additional information are provided, mainly Digital Nature Archive and Bird Ecology Study Group sites.

As the bird section is well developed (but by no means complete), nature enthusiasts, especially bird photographers, can access the site to identify species and look up information on behavior, etc.

YC Wee
27th May 2016

If you like this post please tap on the Like button at the left bottom of page. Any views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors/contributors, and are not endorsed by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM, NUS) or its affiliated institutions. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion before making any decisions or judgements based on the information presented.

YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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