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Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Our latest corporate visit

    by Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Haji Hamid Bugo who was instrumental in the establishment of SBC in its early days.
    Hamid Bugo
  • Industrial Training Programme

    This year, SBC has received a group of industrial trainees, coming from the various field of courses. Let's read what they have to say about their training at SBC and what they inspired to be in the future. Read More
    Interns July2017
  • Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

    Thank you for dropping by our booth throughout the festival. We hope that you gain valuable knowledge during all the sessions that we conducted including the Traditional Knowledge interactive talk. For those who bought LitSara products, thank you for supporting us, a portion from the sale will be shared with the indigenous communities who partnering with us in developing the products.
    RWMF2017
  • LitSara® Highlight Events

    LitSara® Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Collaboration between Pullman Hotels, Interhill Group of Companies and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
    LitSara CSR 2
  • 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
  • Can you spot a spiny tailed porcupine here?

    Check out our cam trap recordings and see what other suprises the forest around SBC has in store for us. Read More
    Spiny Tailed Porcupine
  • 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
    Litsarastory
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21 June 2017: Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016. Read More. The latest Sarawak Biodiversity (Fees) Notification, 2017 can be viewed here.

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5 October 2017: We are inviting contractors registered with Unit Pendaftaran Kontraktor dan Juruperunding (UPKJ) to bid for the following tender and quotation.

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Sarawak has more than 40 sub-ethnic groups which can be broadly categorized into the following groups: Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Melanau and Malay. Each of these ethnic groups has inherited a rich array of traditional knowledge from their ancestors, much of which have not been documented.  This knowledge include centuries of practice on how to grow food and to survive in their environment.  Such utilization and management of natural resources by indigenous people, perfected over a period of time is known as traditional knowledge.

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While many of the older generation in these communities still retain traditional knowledge, there is a concern about the loss of knowledge as a result of changing lifestyles, priorities, the availability of modern amenities and the diminishing dependence of indigenous communities on natural resources. This has made it increasingly important that Traditional Knowledge is documented by the respective indigenous communities and retained as heritage so that it will not be lost.

With the rush for natural products development and bioprospecting from the world’s natural resources, it has become even more important to document Traditional Knowledge to ensure that the indigenous communities who have practiced such knowledge over the centuries are duly acknowledged should their knowledge be used in the development of natural products or bioprospecting.

The main objective of the Traditional Knowledge Documentation Programme carried out by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre is to facilitate the local indigenous communities in the State in preserving their Traditional Knowledge through proper recording or documenting techniques.  Such efforts are carried out through capacity building workshops that provide the local communities with necessary skills such as documentation techniques, propagation and management of useful indigenous plants.

The project also encourages local indigenous communities to cultivate useful indigenous plants for their own uses, as landscape for their surroundings and for awareness and appreciation purposes.

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