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Biodiversity Portal of Singapore (Singapore)

The Biodiversity Portal of Singapore was developed to celebrate the international year of biodiversity in 2010. This programme was developed for the purpose of raising awareness on biodiversity and the dramatic issue of the intensifying trend of the extinction of species on Earth, one of the main environmental challenges of the 21st century.

This programme was conceptualized and developed based on a book by author Sylvain Richer de Forges: “The Biodiversity of Life on Earth: from Heritage to Extinction”. An adapted and simplified version of this book was used as a core for the website aiming to provide a unique educational platform on biodiversity. Furthermore, various sections of this website were specifically developed with the intention to serve as a hub for individuals and organisations willing to learn and act on the subject.