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RIMBA Sarawak Project

RIMBA Sarawak (Research for Intensified Management of Bio-rich Areas) was launched by YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Adenan Bin Haji Satem, Chief Minister of Sarawak on 20th August 2015. Under this initiative, the State’s biologically rich Totally Protected Areas (TPAs) will be opened up for international research studies for the purpose of eventually achieving sustained conservation of its rich biodiversity. Four specific field sites have been selected for empirically guided, intensified research programmes - Nanga Segerak and Nanga Bloh in Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Nanga Delok in Batang Ai National Park, and Sebuyau National Park. Objectives of RIMBA Sarawak:-

(i) To provide a platform for international collaborative research in developing intensive, practical conservation management procedures for bio-rich areas;

(ii) To provide trained scientist as well as scientific data for forest management certification; and

(iii) To showcase Sarawak’s conservation efforts in the international arena.

To date, six MoUs have been signed with eminent international institutions, namely:-

1. Smithsonian Institution of Washington D.C., USA

2. National University of Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Museum of Natural History, Singapore

3. Royal Botanical Garden of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

4. Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, USA

5. Louisiana State University, USA

6. University of Bristol, UK.

SARAWAK FORESTRY hereby welcome international and local research institutions and universities to conduct research in our TPAs. Please contact us for further information and details.

 

Begonia darthvaderiana from Btg. Ai National Park. (Photo by Julia Sang)

 

Orangutan nest found at Ubah Ribu trails, Ng. Segerak station, Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. (Photo by Nickson JR)

 

One of the exciting natural features can be found at Sg. Linggah, Btg. Ai NP. (Photo by Roslina Ragai)

 

Latong saltlick is one of the biggest and furthest to reach saltlicks in Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. (Photo by Nickson JR)

 

The field station and scientist accommodation at Ng. Lubang Baya, Batang Ai National Park (Photo by Khairul Khuzaimah)

 

The Centre of Excellence for Plant at Ng. Bloh, Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. (Photo by Nickson JR)

 

The Ng. Segerak field station, Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. (Photo by Khairul Khuzaimah)

 
 
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