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New book on biodiversity in Singapore waters launched by NUS, ExxonMobil

By Teresa Tang, Channel NewsAsia
03 August 2007

SINGAPORE: A new book documenting creatures found in Singapore's waters was launched on Friday evening by Minister for the Environment and Water resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

Titled "Private Lives: An Expose of Singapore Shores", it explores almost 300 species of plants and animals.

The book was written by Professor Peter Ng from the National University of Singapore (NUS), which has collaborated with ExxonMobil on the project.

With S$600,000 set aside by the ExxonMobil Biodiversity Fund, NUS and ExxonMobil have also worked together on various projects to educate the public on Singapore's biodiversity. - CNA/ac

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