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Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Our Latest Corporate Visit

    It was an honour to have His Excellency, Dr Makio Miyagawa, Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia visit us today, while our partners from the indigenous communities are around for the annual Traditional Knowledge Documentation Workshop.
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  • Everything is Chemistry!

    Another interesting public talk which will be presented by Associate Professor Russell Burrow of Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Seats are limited, so grab it now by calling us at +6 082 610610 or email to biosar@sbc.org.my
    Russell Barrow Public Talk Update
  • Check out our upcoming public talk!

    Marine Biodiversity as Starting Point for Drug Discovery and Development by Hendrik Luesch. Call us at +6 082 610610 or drop an email to biosar@sbc.org.my for RSVP.
    Hendrik Luesch Public Talk Updated
  • BioBorneo and Bioeconomy Day 2017

    Organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia (MOSTI), the Bioeconomy Corporation of Malaysia and supported by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre was held on 9 May 2017.
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  • LitSara® Highlight Events

    LitSara® Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Collaboration between Pullman Hotels, Interhill Group of Companies and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
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  • Genus Distribution in Microalgae Library

    SBC has one of the best Algae Library from Borneo which was set up in a collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation. Contact us if you have an interest.
    Genus Distribution
  • The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak Visit to SBC

    Exchange of Collaboration Agreement Documents between Mitsubishi Corporation and the Sarawak Biodiversity Council Read More
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  • Our dedicated LitSara® website is now live!

    Check out http://www.litsara.com on this essential oil from a plant found in Sarawak and utilised by the indigenous communities. This website also features our online shop and we will continue to update and improve.
    LitsaraWebsite
  • Can you spot a mouse deer here?

    Check out our cam trap recordings and see what other suprises the forest around SBC has in store for us. Read More
    Trail Cams
  • Come hike with us on our Nature Trails

    These trails promote awareness in environmental education and conservation and also aimed at providing children, students and grown ups alike a learning and experiential jungle trek. Read More
    Nature Trail Sketch 1
  • Interested in purchasing the Silvestrol for research?

    Visit www.naturesara.com for more info.
    Silvestrol
  • The LitSara® Story

    The following video tells you how the five communities; the Bidayuh of Kampung Kiding, the Lun Bawang of Long Kerebangan, the Lun Bawang of Long Telingan, the Kelabit of Pa' Lungan and the Kelabit of Pa' Ukat work on the LitSara® project. Read More
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15 May 2017: We are inviting suppliers registered with Unit Pendaftaran Kontraktor dan Juruperunding (UPKJ) for the available quotation here.

12 January 2017: Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016.

15 May 2016: Educational Activities Featured at Biodiversity Day Event. Click here for more info.


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Dr Ronald OrensteinThe Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) and the Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) will jointly organise a programme on Dragonfly watching over the weekend of 27 and 28 August.

 

A public awareness talk, entitled “Dragonfly and Damselfly Watching: A New Way to Enjoy Nature in Sarawak” by Dr Ronald Orenstein will take place on 27 August 2016, a Saturday, at 3.00pm at Telang Usan Hotel in Kuching.

This will be followed by a dragonfly watching session the next morning, Sunday, 28 August 2016 at 9.00am at the Sama Jaya Nature Reserve. The dragonfly watching session at the nature reserve will be coordinated by MNSKB.

Both sessions are free for members of public and nature enthusiasts to attend, and are part of SBC’s and MNSKB’s outreach to create awareness and appreciation towards biodiversity in Sarawak.

According to Dr Orenstein, birders around the world are now taking up dragonfly-watching – or oding, after the Odonata, the group of insects to which dragonflies and damselflies – the odes -belong.

Odes have been called the “birder’s insect” – there are relatively few species to learn, they are often easy to see and identify, and are ideal subjects for the nature photographer.

Dr Orenstein, an avid birder himself, has become passionate about dragonflies, and he is eager to share his enthusiasm.


During the talk on 27 August, he will introduce the audience to dragonflies and damselflies, their lives, provide tips on how to identify them, and give a brief insight into the species that one can find in favourite places in and around Kuching.

Borneo is home to a wide range of odes, many found nowhere else. There is still a lot to learn about Sarawak’s dragonflies and damselflies – new species are being discovered and described, even close to Kuching.

Dr Orenstein is an ornithologist and wildlife conservationist with degrees in both zoology and law.

He is the author of ten books on science and nature, covering everything from elephants to butterflies.

As a member of the board of the Species Survival Network, a coalition of over eighty environmental and animal welfare groups worldwide, he works to protect wildlife in trade through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

For the past ten years he has been a part-time resident of Sarawak and a member of MNSKB where he has assisted the Ministry of Tourism in training sessions for birding guides.

Those interested in registering for the talk on 27 August 2016 can register with the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre by sending an email with names and contact details to biosar@sbc.org.my.

They can also obtain more information by calling the Centre at 082-610610 to speak to Mr Ha-Mim Marzuki or Ms Nurulliza Murtada.

Attendees for the talk are also encouraged to take up the dragonfly watching session coordinated by MNSKB on Sunday, 28 August. This can be indicated when registering for public talk.


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