Addressing Marine Plastics

Conserving Sharks & Rays

Delivering Environmental Solutions

Dugong & Seagrass Projects

Megafauna Focus

Nature Based Solutions

Partnerships with Fishing Communities

Sea Turtle Conservation

World-class Research

The Marine Research Foundation is a non-profit research and conservation organisation based in Sabah, Malaysia

MRF was incorporated under the Sabah Trustees Act (1951) and established to improve our understanding of marine ecosystems and their associated diverse flora and fauna, across Southeast Asia and other Indo-Pacific sites. Our work is designed to support the aspirations and intent of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and is implemented at local, National and Regional levels.

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News Flash!

MRF’s 2020 Annual Report is now available! Click on the link to read all about what we have been up to.

Annual Report 2020

Conservation & Research (Active projects)

Turtle Excluder Device (TED) Project

TEDs have become vital in sea turtle conservation, this page explores how they work and where they are use around the world. Learn more about their history and development and gain access to further resources.

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Conservation & Research (Completed projects)
Consulting (Active projects)
Consulting (Completed projects)