We are proud to list the recipients of the THF Research and Conservation Grants for 2019/2020. Our programme is organized around several major themes which we consider to be critical for addressing the looming climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity both in urban areas as well as in our increasingly fragmented forest landscapes. Click on the links to learn more about the respective research and conservation project.
1 Ecosystem restoration
2 Urban Biodiversity Initiative
3 Collaborative species studies
4 Research on Penang Hill and support for the nomination of the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO MAB programme
THF is continuing to support the Malaysian’s government’s nomination of the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man & the Biosphere Programme. Becoming one of the 670 MAB areas around the world would firmly establish Penang as an important learning centre in the global quest to find balance between human society and natural heritage areas of international significance.
The pristine forests of Penang Hill are a wonderful trove of biodiversity and offer much in the way of insights into new species and rainforest ecology.
Aside from conservation biology, we are also supporting work which explores embracing new systems and innovations which help to reduce human impact. Under our sustainability pillar, we are teaming up with UPSI enginners to introduce simple technology to help accelerate the processing of food waste into compost.
5 Marine Conservation Programme in Cebu
In 2019, The Habitat Foundation is conducting a detailed feasibility to establish the framework for its new Marine Conservation Programme in Cebu, Philippines. The programme will focus on best practice in ecotourism, the conservation of coral reefs, research and environmental education, and active engagement with local communities and stakeholders.