Danau Girang is owned by the Sabah Wildlife Department and supported by Cardiff University. Its purpose is to further scientific research with the aim of contributing to long-term conservation projects in the area, and developing a better understanding of our environment and the living things we share with it.
Sabah’s natural attractions include:
Mount Kinabalu (4,010m) World Heritage Site, which is a centre of endemism for many fauna and flora
Sipadan Island, a globally significant coral reef system
Tabin Wildlife Reserve an enormous dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo with a most diverse range of flora and fauna.
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The Malua BioBank is an innovative model for rainforest conservation that seeks to rehabilitate and preserve 34,000 hectares (80,000 acres) of critical habitat for orang-utan and other threatened wildlife on the island of Borneo. Individuals can purchase Biodiversity Conservation Certificates to help counter the global trend of rainforest habitat loss and contribute to the efforts to protect Borneo’s amazing wildlife. To explore Malua’s Rainforest please visit www.protectmalua.com/
DGFC is working with Malua BioBank on our banteng conservation programme.
Sepilok orang-utan rehabilitation centre is only a two-hour car drive from the Centre.
Danum Valley conservation area (UK Royal Society field centre - combined field course programs can be made by arrangement)
Ecology Expeditions - a spinout company from Bangor University which has teamed up with Danau Girang Field Centre to deliver a unique ecological jungle trekking experience as part of a 12-day ecological expedition course to Sabah, Borneo.
The Sabah Society - a non-governmental organisation founded in Kota Kinabalu in 1960 by a group of enthusiasts eager to record and preserve interesting and important aspects of the history, culture and natural history of Sabah which might be lost in the increasing surge forward towards modernization.
Malaysian Embassy for information on visas.
Economic Planning Unit for scientists who wish to carry out research in Sabah.