Forest Research Centre


Forestry research in Sabah dates back to 1842 when botanical collection was undertaken in Banggi Island near Kudat. Systematic research on the forests of Sabah, however consolidated much later in 1915 with the establishment of the Forestry Herbarium in Sandakan.

Inital research was undertaken on the tree flora and plant identification, timber testing and silviculture. The present Forest Research Centre (FRC) was opened in 1974.

At present, there are 11 different research programmes which support Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Sabah.
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Peti Surat 1407, 90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: (+60) 89 531522, 531523, 538202 & 531524
Fax: 089 531068 & 533805
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