Welcome to the second in our new series of quarterly newsletters!
Welcome to the first in a new series of quarterly newsletters!
As an introduction to those of you who may not be so familiar with our history, SEARRP was established by the UK’s Royal Society in 1985 to create, with our local partners, a world-leading research programme in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo – headquartered at the then newly opened Danum Valley Field Centre.
For example, the work we’ve done with our partners in Sabah has directly resulted in the protection of almost 85,000 hectares of forest that would otherwise have been logged and converted to plantations. In an ongoing project, again in collaboration with our local partners, we are working with the State Government in Sabah to identify a further 350,000 hectares of forest for protection – an area well over twice the size of Greater London.
To date, SEARRP scientists have published well over 600 journal articles – work which has been cited more than 35,000 times in the scientific literature. Some 180 students have completed MSc or PhDs through SEARRP. We directly employ one of the largest – and certainly most highly skilled and experienced – teams of research assistants in Malaysia, with many of our 80+ staff having been with us for their entire careers.