Welcome to the National Biodiversity Reference Centre (NBRC) website.
Singapore, by virtue of its geographical location, has rich biodiversity, in spite of its intense urbanisation. Dryland tropical rainforests, mangroves and coral ecosystems are some of the key habitats found in Singapore.
The National Parks Board has established the NBRC as the focal point for biodiversity conservation. As the one-stop centre for information on indigenous biodiversity of Singapore, the NBRC is maintaining this website to better disseminate biodiversity information on Singapore more widely. This website also serves as the Singapore node of the Clearing-house Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity.