Participatory approaches to nominating the Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia

Carried out from August 2009 to July 2012, this project was developed as a response to a request from the Buayan-Kionop community for assistance in strengthening community institutions and building grassroots capacity so they can meaningfully engage in the conservation agenda – including the nomination of the Crocker Range as a Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme – of Sabah Parks and related government agencies.

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Sabah: A Consolidation of Issues and Experiences related to Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management

This 18-month project examining traditional ecological knowledge was managed through a Steering Committee chaired by the Natural Resources Office of the Sabah State Chief Minister’s Department. Project results contributed towards submissions to COP10 in Nagoya, and ultimately towards the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Sabah, and Malaysia in general. <read more>



Participatory Resource Monitoring of Community Use Zones in the Crocker Range Park

From August 2007 to July 2009, participatory resource monitoring of the Buayan-Kionop Community Use Zone (CUZ) in the Crocker Range Park in Sabah, Malaysia was conducted. A Resource Catchment Assessment Team comprising representatives from GDF, Buayan-Kionop Community Research Assistants, Sabah Parks and PACOS was formed to accomplish this, a Team trained to plan, design and implement participatory resource monitoring of subsistence activities in the Buayan-Kionop CUZ. <read more>

Ethnobiology of Proposed Community Use Zones of Crocker Range Park, Sabah

This project covered a three-year (2004 - 2007) ethnobiological assessment of key resources and anthropogenic landscapes important for indigenous Dusun communities living inside and adjacent to the Crocker Range Park (CRP) in Sabah, Malaysia.   A participatory approach was used in examining the  local  knowledge of key plant and animal resources, agricultural patterns, subsistence hunting and freshwater fishing strategies. <read more>