Singapore has seen massive amounts of change to its landscape. Yet, it's still home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna. Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) was established in 2009 with the primary purpose of conserving Singapore’s endangered native wildlife.
To date, WRSCF has supported over 30 projects on the conservation and research of species that include the endangered banded leaf monkey, the elusive leopard cat, long-tailed macaques, coral reef restoration, local butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, and freshwater crabs.
Millions of pangolins have been illegally traded in the last 10 years - more than the number of poached elephants and rhinos combined. While there are no reports of poaching in Singapore, local Sunda pangolins have suffered massive habitat due to the city-state’s rapid urbanisation.
Discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles himself, the Raffles’ banded langur (also known as banded leaf monkey) was once commonly found throughout Singapore. Today, it’s on the Endangered list, but research has revealed that it may be an even more threatened species than is currently recognised.
One of the largest ants in the world, the giant ant (Camponotus gigas) can grow up to 2.5 centimetres in length. In comparison, common black ants are only about one-tenth its size, while the bigger fire ants are just a quarter of its size. Regardless, ants in general play an important role in our ecosystem.