FAO, 2.9% or about 2,000 ha of Singapore is forested, according to FAO. Singapore’s forests contain – million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. … Singapore is home to at least 2282 species of vascular plants, of which 0.1% are endemic. 5.2% of Singapore is protected under IUCN categories I-V.
Does Singapore have primary forests?
Although we are a city state, patches of primary rainforests can still be found in the central part of Singapore – Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Surrounding them and dotted around the island are secondary rainforests.
What is the biggest forest in Singapore?
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest surviving primary rainforest in Singapore. Some of the trees in this forest are a few centuries old. By participating in this walk, you can learn about Singapore’s Natural Heritage and the importance of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
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.
What kind of forest did Singapore create?
Today, it is one of the largest patches of primary rainforest left in Singapore. The forest reserve was formally declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park on 18 October 2011.
|Bukit Timah Nature Reserve|
|Operated by||National Parks Board|
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.