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.
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.
27th May 2016
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