One of the few remaining areas of rainforest in Singapore. As a welcome change from shopping, concrete towers and crowds, Bukit Timah Nature Park is one of the few remaining areas in Singapore to escape into the rainforest.
How much of Singapore’s forest is left?
Vegetation covers 56% of Singapore’s total land area: 27% is actively managed (parks, gardens, lawns, etc.) and 29% is spontaneous vegetation. Primary lowland dipterocarp forest and freshwater swamp forest cover only 0.28% and is confined to the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves.
Does Singapore have a jungle?
While development and logging has accounted for 97 per cent of the country’s original jungle, Singapore is thought to be one of just two cities (the other is Rio de Janeiro) that still boast primary rainforest – that is, rainforest undisturbed by man.
Is deforestation an issue in Singapore?
Deforestation. Since the Singaporean revolution founding of Singapore in 1819, more than 95% of its estimated 590 square km of vegetation has been cleared. … Singapore had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 1.11/10, ranking it 165th globally out of 172 countries.
What biome is Singapore in?
Singapore Climate & Temperature
According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Singapore is situated in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
How much of Singapore is nature?
The 4 Nature Reserves occupy only about 4.48% of the total land area of Singapore, out of the 47% greenery.
Not all GREENS are equal.
|Nature Reserve||Area/ km2||Area/ ha|
|All 4 Nature Reserves||31.83||3,183|
What vegetation does Singapore have?
The primeval vegetation of Singapore was largely lowland dipterocarp forest, with mangrove forest lining much of the coast and freshwater swamp forest found further inland adjacent to the streams and rivers.
What percentage of Singapore is rainforest?
Forest area (% of land area) in Singapore was reported at 22.47 % in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.