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.
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
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.
Browse complete information about organisms of various kingdoms, as well as people, places and activities.
Browse complete collection of media files contributed by dedicated researchers and naturalists.