Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

ABOUT THE DIGITAL NATURE ARCHIVE OF SINGAPORE

This website is created by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore, to provide a searchable digital database of Singapore’s natural heritage, i.e., its flora, fauna and natural habitats. The initial funding for creating the digital nature archive (DNA) is sponsored by the Care-For-Nature Trust Fund of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. RMBR maintains and update the database, with supports from the National Parks Board.

Our objectives:

  • To provide a free online searchable digital database on natural history, for use by students, educators, general public, conservationists and scientists
  • To sort, catalogue and systematically archive the vast treasury of wildlife images, nature places and people from Singapore through
    • slides and print images
    • digital images
    • historical photographs (e.g. from retired university professors, natural historians, experienced photographers, old local books, etc.)
    • video clips and sound clips
  • Provide information on species status, habitats and general biology
  • Permit student to student transfer of knowledge and information through their involvement in collecting more digital images, thereby ensuring the continued building of the database resource.
  • Make Singapore a centre for nature education using IT.

 

Featured Organism

Casuarina equisetifolia

Ru, Rhu
Casuarina is a very tall tree with a single straight trunk bearing branches and green, needle-like twigs. These twigs are finely grooved and jointed, with teeth-like whorls of minute leaves at the joints. Male and female flowers are borne on different trees. The male flowers consist only of stamens, found at the tips of the needle-like twigs. The female flowers are at the swollen ends twigs, developing into cone-like fruits with many flattened, winged seeds.

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Information

Browse complete information about organisms of various kingdoms, as well as people, places and activities.


Media

Browse complete collection of media files contributed by dedicated researchers and naturalists.

Presented by

NUS      RMBR
Sponsored by

Care-for-Nature