Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Project Semakau


Launched on 14 November 2008, Project Semakau is a community involvement and conservation project, driven by volunteer-based research led by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR), National University of Singapore, to collect data on the biodiversity of Pulau Semakau so as to realise and enhance the island's value as a nature education and conservation site. Project Semakau seeks to raise public awareness and appreciation of the rich biodiversity of the island in the following ways:

  1. Creating a detailed intertidal map of Pulau Semakau, to serve as the baseline for monitoring the biodiversity through a scientific survey with the help of volunteers from HSBC and other community volunteers.
  2. Creating a free, online database of Pulau Semakau's rich biodiversity for public use.
  3. Identifying core habitats for regular monitoring using various transect methods.
  4. Conducting guided walks with the help of the project's volunteers.
  5. Mapping out and targeting specific species of flora and fauna for detailed and widespread surveys with the help of scientific experts.

Other Resources

Project Semakau. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. http://projectsemakau.rafflesmuseum.net. (Accessed August 2011).


Ng, M. F. C., 2009. Habitats in Harmony: the story of Semakau Landfill. National Environment Agency, Singapore. 118 pp.

Ng, P. K. L., H. T. W. Tan & K. K. P. Lim, 2011. The Building of Semakau Landfill. Pp. 212–213. In: Ng, P. K. L., R. T. Corlett & H. T. W. Tan (editors), Singapore Biodiversity. An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development, Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 552 pp.

Wang, L. K. & R. K. H. Yeo, 2011. Living Shores of Pulau Semakau. The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore. 50 pp.

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