Institut Biologi Tropika dan Pemuliharaan
Prof. Dr. Charles S. Vairappan
ITBC is responsible in teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the details of which you will find in this website. Our main research trusts are in Biosystematics and Biodiversity, Ecological Processes, Bioprospecting & Natural Products Chemistry and Nature Tourism, all are tailored towards the scientifically based conservation of natural resources.
In doing so, ITBC works at various sections of the society including the traditional communities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and relevant ministries, ensuring a fair bit information exchange, technology transfer, assistance and smart-partnerships. The institute has developed a tradition of working with many partners both within and outside Malaysia and will continue to do so in the spirit of friendship and mutual benefit.
As a significant institute in Borneo, ITBC contribute in engaging research towards the conservation of wildlife and supports conservation initiatives particularly in the state Sabah, where much of the works of our scientists are based in.
Welcome to students, researchers, new partners, and future funding agencies to this website with the hope that your visits develop into a working partnership between ITBC and you.