In order to promote evidence-based decision making in addressing threats to biodiversity and the environment there is a need for more field-based scientific knowledge. The Habitat Foundation, supports researchers that are undertaking relevant and timely studies of species and natural ecosystems.
We are proud to be founded in Malaysia, one of the world’s 17 megadiversity countries. We are committed to safeguarding the protection of this irreplaceable biodiversity heritage and supporting research that will inform effective conservation actions and working with partners towards implementation.
In addition, we acknowledge the wealthy of traditional knowledge among Malaysia’s indigenous communities as well as the wisdom of community-based natural resource management practices that have been handed over generations in traditional communities. We believe that all different knowledge systems have the potential to offer pathways to sustainable living and are worthy of further study. The Foundation supports initiatives to improve collaboration and encourage interaction and exchange among knowledge holders of all backgrounds.
THF Research Grants are awarded to research projects that have the potential to provide key insights to develop timely conservation interventions. We congratulate the grant recipients for 2019/2020.