Exceptional Science For Rainforest Conservation
SEARRP is among the premier rainforest research programmes in the tropics. Originally established by the Royal Society in 1985 and from its Danum Valley base in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, SEARRP scientists have published many hundreds of papers in the world’s leading academic journals – generating robust, peer-reviewed findings that have made a seminal contribution to the understanding of rainforests, their conservation, restoration and the sustainable management of tropical landscapes.
SEARRP works in close collaboration with leading international universities and local partners both to facilitate research by individual scientists and manage a suite of large-scale field experiments (the SAFE Project, Sabah Biodiversity Experiment and a 50 ha CTFS plot) that seek to address the major environmental issues facing the tropics – plantation development, habitat restoration and climate change.
That exceptional science informs and inspires the conservation of tropical rainforests.
To enable and communicate world-class research that delivers transformative skills, sustainability and conservation impacts.