The Biodiversity Portal of Singapore is a CSR initiative by Siloso Beach Resort. Despite its roots in Singapore (thus its name) the portal has rapidly grown to an international education platform on biodiversity.
Recently, Siloso Beach Resort (SBR) sponsored the development of the Biodiversity Portal of Singapore, which it plans to manage in collaboration with a range of institutions both in Singapore and internationally. The CSR project was developed during the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010 to raise awareness of the intensifying trend of the extinction of species on Earth.
The portal was conceptualized and developed based on a book (written by Sylvain Richer de Forges): “The Biodiversity of Life on Earth: from Heritage to Extinction”. More than merely a unique educational platform on biodiversity, the website was specifically designed to serve as a hub for individuals and organisations willing to learn and act on the subject both locally and internationally.
The website has 3 main parts:
Learn – For those looking to increase their knowledge about biodiversity, the book “The Biodiversity of Life on Earth: from Heritage to Extinction” provides a comprehensive overview of general knowledge and issues relevant to the loss of biodiversity. This book is created to be interesting (with lots of pictures!) and readable by just about anyone, no matter what your knowledge of biodiversity.
Discover – There are various ways that you can expand your interest in biodiversity, be it through photos, videos, additional informational resources, scientific work, or finding out the places where you can see rich biodiversity. All these resources are provided here for you to tap into and discover.
Act – Given the rapid loss of biodiversity hotspots around the world and the urgency of saving species from extinction, taking action is of utmost importance. We help link you to the conservation projects that matter most to you. Please note that none of these donations are made through our site, but rather we simply provide links to credible conservation groups and projects.
Please visit at: www.biodiversity.sg.
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