Our Projects

Yayasan Sime Darby dedicates itself to the protection and preservation of the environment and conservation of biodiversity, while preserving landscape and seascape. Priority is given to vulnerable and/or endangered species and the preservation of forest reserves. The Foundation supports world-class scientific research, with the aim of translating results into action, while developing highly capable local researchers. YSD also supports initiatives and campaigns that encourage and empower communities to live sustainably by adopting green and sustainable practices in their lifestyle.

Focus Areas

Ecosystem Conservation

 I) World-class research
II) Execution and dissemination of research results
III) On-the-ground initiatives

Environment Education and Awareness

I) Building capacity of local talents
II) Environment education
III) Advocacy and policy change

Sustainable Development and Lifestyle

I) Supporting green technology and practices
II) Encouraging and empowering communities to live sustainabl

Elephants are irreplaceable in maintaining the cycle of nature. These gentle giants play an integral role in the dispersal of megafaunal-syndrome plants.
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) was established in 2008 to provide care and rehabilitation for rescued Bornean sun bears and to raise awareness both locally and internationally.
Borneo Rhinoceros Sanctuary (BRS) is a joint initiative of the Borneo Rhinoceros Alliance (BORA) and the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), in which YSD has supported since 2009.
YSD Environment Day 2017 draws close to 1,500 people
In conjunction with World Environment Day, we shine a spotlight on the local heroes who are protecting the environment and their communities.
Follow environmental photojournalist Aaron 'Bertie' Gekoski on a mission with a dedicated team of young Malaysian and international research scientists to safeguard wildlife and unravel the mysteries of Borneo’s jungles.
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Last Updated:
25 Nov 2019
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