In order to promote evidence-based decision making in addressing threats to biodiversity and 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 and aim to support the government in its efforts to model best practice and leadership in the areas of biodiversity conservation, ecotourism, and protected area management.
We also acknowledge the rich diversity of Traditional Ethnobotanical Knowledge among the different ethnic communities of Malaysia as well as community-based natural resource management practices that have been handed over generations in traditional communities. These could also hold valuable insights to sustainable living and are worthy of further study. The Foundation aims to support initiatives to advance our systems for knowledge sharing and encouraging interaction and exchange.
A routine night survey involving nocturnal mammal researchers and bat researchers during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017 has produced an important funding. Researchers based at USM’s School of Biological Sciences, Priscillia Miard and Lee Sim Lim stumbled upon an unusual ultrasound call when out looking for insectivorous bats. This call was distinctly different from the …
With Dr Durrell Kapan and students from the University of Science, Malaysia on a mosquito collection trip in the rainforest.
Catching up with Dr. Natalie Nagalingum in the field as she collects fern species as part of the Penang Hill BioBlitz.