18 Jul '11, 11am

Guide to Singapore's biodiversity launched

Guide to Singapore's biodiversity launched

SINGAPORE : A comprehensive guide to Singapore's biodiversity was launched on Monday. It is the country's first encyclopedia on Singapore's natural history and heritage. The encyclopedia - "Singapore Biodiversity" - was launched by President S R Nathan along with key stakeholders of environment conservation in Singapore. Those present included the Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, MP for Tampines GRC Mah Bow Tan, and Ambassador-At-Large at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Professor Tommy Koh. Initiated by two National University of Singapore (NUS) professors, the encyclopedia has information from 65 contributors. They come from academia, government agencies and environmental activist groups. The production of the publication is supported by a S$1.1 million fund raised through donations. From insects to flora and fauna, virtually every known livi...

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