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Sabah Sharks & Rays Initiative (January 2019 to present)

MRF has now expanded its portfolio to also investigate and mitigate the bycatch of endangered sharks and rays. This builds on our extensive work with sea turtles and dugongs in Malaysia and throughout the Indo Pacific region. Under the Sabah Sharks and Rays Initiative 2019-2020, The Marine Research Foundation is undertaking two studies to inform…

Assessments of extinction risk for marine turtle species in the Pacific (March 2020 to present)

The Marine Research Foundation is leading a sea turtle extinction risk study for sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), an intergovernmental organisation charged with promoting cooperation among Pacific islands countries and territories to protect and improve their environment and ensure sustainable development.  …

Assessing the status, scope and trends of the legal and illegal international trade in marine turtles in Madagascar & Mozambique (April – November 2018)

This project on assessing the status, scope and trends of the legal and illegal international trade in marine turtles, its conservation impacts, management options and mitigation priorities contributes to the implementation of CITES Decisions 17.222 and 17.223 on Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and other marine turtles (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae).  This project was undertaken in collaboration with…

Semarang Field Coral Reef Survey (2019 to present)

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) proposes to drill five wells in the Samarang oil field to increase hydrocarbon production. The Samarang field is located in production sub-block 310 off Sabah, some 50km NW of Labuan, where the average water depth is 10m and 45m respectively. MRF has been contracted to conduct coral reef surveys using…

Conservation of biodiversity, seagrass ecosystems and their services – safeguarding food security and resilience in vulnerable coastal communities in a changing climate (January 2019 to present)

Seagrass meadows of the Indo-Pacific, where up to one billion people are supported by inshore fisheries, are declining as a result of coastal development, deforestation, unsustainable resource use, and environmental degradation. Globally seagrasses occupy around 600,000km2 and account for 12% of total carbon stored in ocean sediments. However, seagrass losses result in a reduced capacity…

Environmental Monitoring – Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (October 2019 to present)

The Kebabangan Field development involves installation of facilities to process gas and crude. Undersea pipelines transport gas / condensate from the Kebabangan platform to the Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT) for subsequent processing. The effectiveness of the environmental management plan during the development and operational phases are assessed through and environmental monitoring, that provides…

Kota Kinabalu Dive Rangers (October 2019 to present)

MRF Staff and Directors are happy to support the Kota Kinabalu Dive Rangers with underwater cleanup events of discarded and illegal fishing gear within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. This project collects illegal and abandoned fishing gears left by fishers who fish within the Park boundaries, and whose nets get caught on the Park’s…

CMS – UNEP Dugong Secretariat (May 2010 to present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed a Technical Advisor to the CMS-UNEP Dugong MoU Secretariat to assist with issues relating to bycatch of dugongs, overlaps with fishery pressures, and implementing global yet locally-scaled conservation and management projects. Since that time, Dr. Pilcher has assisted with the development, funding and implementation of the…