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Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Ecological Footprints and Green Prospects by Victor R. Savage

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Chapter Eight. The Biodiversity Crisis in Asia: Singapore as a Model for Environmental Change and Threats to Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems

Darren CJ YEO, Richard T CORLETT and Hugh TW TANDepartment of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

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“The environmental changes that have resulted in species loss in freshwater and terrestrial systems in Singapore are not easily reversed. Indeed, the high proportion of endangered and critically endangered species among the native flora and fauna suggests that further extinctions are inevitable. Forests and forest streams can potentially be restored and nationally extinct species reintroduced ...

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