South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP)
of the Royal Society of London
10 Years (2010-2020)
SAFE Project is a long-term research project collaboration between YSD and
South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP), an overseas research
programme of the Royal Society (The UK and Commonwealth Academy of Science).
SAFE is slated to be the world’s largest ecological experiment both in terms of
size and breadth of ecological processes. The project will allow insights into
the minimization of biodiversity impacts while maximizing ecosystem services.
fully integrated research programme will focus on these key areas: animal and
plant diversity, water and soils, carbon cycling, nutrient cycling and
microclimate. The central element is the creation of clusters of forest patches
of 1 hectare, 10 hectares and 100 hectares within an oil palm plantation that
is currently being established by Yayasan Sabah. The research plots are to be
established in the surrounding (new) oil palm plantation, in mature
plantations, areas of logged forest in land belonging to Yayasan Sabah, and in
undisturbed primary forest in Maliau Basin.
project will make a major contribution to sustainable palm oil management and
the conservation of biodiversity, while providing a major contribution to
sustainable plantation management, the implementation of the Roundtable on
Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) guidelines and the conservation of biodiversity in
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SAFE scientific research http://www.safeproject.net/
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