Animal Info - Singapore


Contents

Threatened Species, Environmental and Social Data (Mammals, Population, Area, Protected Lands, Economy, Education), References and Links


Threatened Species

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Singapore and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

  • Endangered:
  • Vulnerable:
    • Dugong (Dugong dugon).
    • Flat-headed Cat (Prionailurus planiceps). (Introduced populations.) 
    • Malayan Porcupine (Hystrix brachyura).
    • Ridley's Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros ridleyi).

Environmental and Social Data

Mammals

Total number of species: 45 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of endemic species: 1 (Groombridge & Jenkins 1994)
Number of threatened species: 1996: 6 (13 % of total species) (IUCN 1996); 2000: 5 (11 % of total species) (IUCN 2000)

Population

Population in 1995: 2,988,000 (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population density in 1995: 4827.1 people/sq km (12,502.1 people/sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)
Population in 1998: 3,490,356 (World Almanac 1999)
Average population growth rate, 1980 - 1990: 2.2 % (World Bank 1992)

Area

Area: 619 sq km (239 sq mi) (Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995)

Protected Lands

Area: 30 sq km (12 sq mi) (Groombridge 1992)
Percent of land protected: 0 % totally protected, 4.41 % partially protected, 4.41 % totally or partially protected (Groombridge 1992)

Economy

Per capita GNP ($ U.S.) (1991): $14,263 (WRI 1994)
Per capita GDP ($ U.S.) (1996): $21,200 (World Almanac 1999)

Education

Percent of females in secondary education (1989): 71 % (World Bank 1992)


References and Links

References: Groombridge 1992, Groombridge & Jenkins 1994, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000IUCN 2004, Natl. Geog. Soc. 1995, World Almanac 1999, World Bank 1992, WRI 1994

General Links (After you get to one of these sites, click on the link for Singapore): CIA World Factbook, Foreign Embassies of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress - Country Studies, University of Texas - Country Maps, Washington Post - Countries, World Resources Institute - Country ProfilesLinks for SingaporeUnited Nations Environment Program - Singapore


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