This, an in-depth account of Singapore's flora and fauna, includes a wealth of photographs and thoughtful discussion of historical and contemporary events and issues related to the country's wildlife. The surprising diversity of habitats in the relatively small area includes reefs, rocks, open sea, mangroves and mud, lowland and coastal hills, forest, freshwater and freshwater swamp, woodlands, secondary vegetation, and built-up city. Each area is shown to be the home of different species. The final chapter discusses research issues, the Singapore Green plans and the Sustainability Blueprint which now addresses ongoing and urgent contemporary issues of development, land use and conservation. Bibliography and index.
AuthorsDavison, Geoffrey; Ria Tan
PublisherJohn Beaufoy Publishing