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

Trachemys scripta elegans

Red-eared Slider, Elegant Slider
The Red-eared Slider has a rounded carapace with an almost smooth outline. The carapace is green with yellow lines, and turns darker as they grow. The plastron is bright yellow with a large black mark on each scute. There is a red streak on the sides of the head behind each eye and yellow stripes on the neck. The limbs and tail are green with yellow stripes. Females tend to be much larger than the males. The males possess elongated claws on their forelimbs.

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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