Singapore

SPI: 53.41

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Singapore

Singapore is an island nation in Southeastern Asia, located in the Indian Ocean and separated from the Malay Peninsula by the Johor Strait. Singapore contains around 60 islands, and terrain is characterized by lowlands. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by urban use. Singapore has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include water pollution; industrial pollution; limited freshwater; air pollution; deforestation; and seasonal from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia.
4.06%

of land currently protected

1124

total land vertebrate species

3

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Sambar Deer

29
amphibians / 1 endemic
796
birds / 0 endemic
142
mammals / 1 endemic
157
reptiles / 1 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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