You've probably heard it all before that Habitat destruction, exploitation and climate change are driving the loss of the world's biodiversity. 

Well, its true, its sad and yes... its still a major problem for us unless of course we try and do things a little differently. 

Biodiversity is essential to ecosystem function and any threat on our ecosystems is a threat to our way of life. Our lives as we know will change, hell they're already changing, and our well-being and food security are all at risk. 

Conserving biodiversity will ensure our ecosystems can deliver its services which our lives depend so heavily on.

What ecosystems do for us


Cultural recreational benefits, aesthetic and spiritual enrichment. 


Regulation of climate, floods and tsunamis, diseases, waste treatment. Ecosystems regulate the air quality, clean and purify our water and is responsible for pollination.


Providing food, natural resources, fresh water, natural medicines and pharmaceuticals and genetic resources. 

the situation is desperate

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970.

the guardian

between 1970 and 2010, the planet has lost 52 percent of its biodiversity

world wide fund for nature (WWF)

More than 31,000 species are threatened with extinction

That is 27% of all assessed species.

IUCN RED LIST of Threatened Species

Almost 8,000 species of fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal and bird are officially categorised as globally threatened, and over 9,600 tree species are in danger of extinction.

Flora and Fauna International



Identifying the conservation status

the IUCN Red List categories


What's the situation in Singapore?

Staw-headed Bulbul

Photo Credit: Nature Society Singapore

Sunda Pangolin

Mangrove Horseshoe Crab

Photo Credit: Frances Loke

Shovelnose Ray

Photo Credit: Ashlee Karas

Banded Surili

Photo Credit: Sabrina JAbbar

Common Rose Butterfly

Photo credit: Gan CW. Nature Society Singapore