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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) was officially incorporated in 1992. The total student population is 11,160, and total staff number 2,143. UNIMAS is an ISO-certified university. The Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation was set up in 1994 with the purpose of promoting research in two niche areas- tropical biodiversity and environmental conservation. Its teaching and research programmes are structured at the masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels (http://www.ibec.unimas.my/)

Sarawak Museum was established by Charles Brooke, the Second Rajah of Sarawak, with the intention of building a museum ‘for which the people of Sarawak could be proud”. It was highly inspired by Alfred Russell Wallace. A temporary museum was established along the Gambier Street market, Kuching, on 30 October 1886. Subsequently, the current museum was built, and opened its door to the public on 4 August 1891. The museum grew slowly, maintaining the indigenous pride, identity and traditions of the people of Sarawak. The Sarawak Museum today enjoys international recognition, not only because of its superb collection, but also as a research centre in Borneo and the region. The Sarawak Museum Journal, its official publication, was first issued in 1911, and publishes scholarly papers on the arts and sciences relevant to Sarawak and Borneo.
The Sarawak Museum is a keeper of the rich culture and history of Sarawak and the first class repository of Borneo culture, with the world's largest collection of Borneo's flora and fauna. It is now a full-fledged department under the Ministry of Social Development, Sarawak (http://www.museum.sarawak.gov.my)

Sarawak Forestry Corporation was established by the Sarawak State Government to position Sarawak at the forefront of sustainable forest management and conservation, as outlined in Sarawak Forestry Corporation Ordinance, approved by the State Legislative Assembly in 1995. Sarawak Forestry’s workforce comprises well-trained and highly motivated professionals from every field of resource management. To ensure effective and highly focused performance, Sarawak Forestry launched its operation on June 9, 2003 and is organized into six key business units, which are all committed to responsibly manage and conserve Sarawak’s forests. Sarawak Forestry’s functions are governed by four major ordinances, namely the Sarawak Forestry Corporation Ordinance, 1995; the Forests Ordinance, 1958; the National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1998 and the Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998. Its functions include:

  • Sustainable forest management and conservation
  • Reforestation and rehabilitation
  • Management of protected and totally protected areas
  • Enforcement of forestry and forestry-related legislation
  • Conducting scientific research on Sarawak’s rainforests and its products
  • Training and education of employees, stakeholders and the general public
  • Providing customers of Sarawak’s forest products with reliable information and support

Sarawak Forestry Corporation is certified with ISO9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996 and OHSAS 18001:1999 from the Department of Standards Malaysia, United Kingdom Accreditation Service and Moody International Certification. (http://www.sarawakforestry.com)

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Santubong Nature Festival

9 - 10 November 2013

 

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