As a world-leading zoological institution, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) contributes to the conservation of biodiversity through a number of initiatives, including local and regional conservation support, wildlife research, and awareness campaigns to combat major threats such as the illegal wildlife trade.

Located in a region of high biodiversity, we are keenly aware that for most critically endangered species in Southeast Asia, conservation action is still inadequate in scope and scale. Through appropriate partnerships and collaborations with inter-coalition agencies and organizations such as the Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission, we thrive to identify gaps to ensure the highest conservation impact.

Through many of our captive breeding programs and the establishment of important assurance colonies for endangered wildlife in our parks we aim to further strengthen our role and active participation in species conservation.

To date, we have provided in-kind and financial support to over 50 wildlife conservation projects across the Southeast Asian region, focusing on species as diverse as the Sumatran elephant, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and the Burmese roofed turtle. Locally, we have been deeply involved in spearheading biodiversity conservation for numerous threatened species, including the Singapore freshwater crab and the Sunda pangolin.

Our commitment to conservation

In a bid to further the conservation cause, we have ongoing efforts in four key areas.
Research
Lack of conservation capacity has been identified as a serious limitation for effective action across most countries in southeast Asia. WRS actively hosts, supports and conducts various capacity building workshops and conferences both in Singapore and in the region to bridge this gap.

The heroes behind our efforts

Addressing human-orangutan conflict in agricultural landscapes

Observing territories and multi-nest structure of colonies of the giant ant in Singapore

Tigers on the brink

Conservation of Singapore's own Raffles' banded langur

Understanding local Sunda pangolins through VHF and GPS tracking devices

Conserving Javan gibbon habitats and promoting shade coffee