Governement Agencies

Sabah Wildlife Department -

A local wildlife authority under Sabah's state Ministry for Tourism Development, Environment, Science and Technology, enforces the "Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997" for the proper regulation, use, protection, conservation and management of wildlife, caves and wildlife areas in Sabah.



The Sarawak Forestry Corporation

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation is entrusted to safeguard and sustainably manage the amazing biodiversity, in Sarawak's forests - covering tens of thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms. As custodians of Sarawak's forests we are committed to act responsibly. We have also been given a unique opportunity to make a lasting contribution to Forestry will carry out these responsibilities professionally and successfully, with the co-operation and support of our employees, our stakeholders and the community.


As we work together to achieve our common goals, we will bring the right blend of passion, dedication and professionalism to this task - for the rewards of success will not be shared only by us.


Our children, our grandchildren and future generations will recognize our successful stewardship of the natural environment and its conservation. Our employees and their families are therefore critical stakeholders in this quest for sustainability.

The Sarawak Forestry Department

Our goal is in achieving excellence in the management and conservation of our tropical forests as well as to manage and develop forest resources for socio economic and environmental sustainability,

The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre

The centre' role is to conduct general biodiversity inventory and regulate general biodiversity research. The Centre is now entrusted to initiate intensive  biotech based research and development on the State’s biological resources – particularly those that have been utilized by indigenous communities and to facilitate the documentation of the fast disappearing traditional knowledge of indigenous communities on the utilization of biological resources.

The Department of Drainage & Irrigation Sarawak

Our vision is to attain leadership in our main functions by providing water management infrastructures for agricultural land development, urban drainage system, flood mitigation facilities, river and coastal engineering works as well as enhancing our role in collecting and disseminating water resources and hydrological data. Over the years, the Department has taken on new and expanded responsibilities in rural roads development.

Natural Resources & Environment Board Sarawak

  • Achieving Excellence in Environmental Management and Protection
  • To Efficiently Regulate and Enforce Environmental Laws for The Protection of Environment and Well-Being of The State
  • To continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the NREB quality system implementation, to communicate the policy to all the NREB Staff, to comply with the requirements of the quality management system and to continually improve and review the quality objectives and policy for continuing suitability MS ISO 9001:2008”

State Planning Unit Sarawak

  • The State Planning Unit aims to be a high performing organisation spearheading the state development plan.
  • To prepare, coordinate and prioritise the state development plans, programmes and projects.

Sabah Forestry Department

Commercial logging in Sabah first started in 1879, the Sabah Forestry Department was established in 1914 in response to rapid increase in logging activities. The mission is to effectively and efficiently plan and implement the management of the State’s forest resources in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management.

The Environment Protection Department

The Environment Protection Department is a state department established on 1st August 1998 under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. The Mission of the Department is to protect the environment so that it is clean, healthy and safe for quality living.


Sabah Parks

To preserve for all times areas which contain significant geographical, geological, biological, historical features or natural features of high aesthetic value as a national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the Malaysian people, now and in the future.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage

DID was formed in 1932: it was the vital need for irrigation facilities - to open new areas for a fledging paddy growing industry - that provided the impetus for its establishment. Today, the DID's duties encompass: River Basin Management and Coastal Zone; Water Resources Management and Hydrology; Special Projects; Flood Management; and Eco-friendly Drainage.





The Department of Fisheries

Our vision is that the fisheries industry will develop to become a modern, commercial and progressive industry. We envision a future in which all Malaysians are able to enjoy the wealth and benefits of a vibrant and a diverse multi-sectoral fisheries industry in Sabah. Our mission is to develop and manage our fisheries industry in line with the objective to establish a modern and commercial sector, provide maximum opportunities and benefits for all stakeholders of the industry, and for continued growth and sustainability.







Sabah Biodiversity Centre

The Sabah Biodiversity Centre (SaBC) was established on April 25, 2008 to govern conservation and utilization of Sabah’s biodiversity in order for the State to fully optimize its value through planning and implementing biodiversity conservation and utilization strategies enabled by an effective biodiversity information management system. SaBC believes that promoting, developing and nurturing synergy among governmental and non-governmental organization of the State are vital for the sustainability of such governance initiative. SaBC is in charge of implementing the Sabah Biodiversity Enactment, 2000.











The Sabah Museum

The goals of the Sabah Museum include the knowledge sharing on collections of nature and culture; to search of our connection between nature and culture in our daily life; to uplift the spirit and appreciation towards our culture and nature; to provide a secure and comfortable working place for guests and staff; to create a working place environment reflecting and promoting our cultural value and norm; to market the museum products as a tourism product for the guests.










Yayasan Sabah

The Sabah Foundation, today operationally referred to as the Yayasan Sabah Group was established in 1966. The objectives of the foundation are providing education and educational facilities for all Malaysians in Sabah; creating opportunities for a more equitable distribution of economic wealth among the people in Sabah; and providing aids to charitable institutions and victims of natural disasters. Among other activities, the Group is managing three major protected areas in the State: Imbak canyon; Danum Valley Conservation Area and Maliau Basin.













The Sabah Tourism Board

The Sabah Tourism Board, or generally known as Sabah Tourism, is an agency of the Sabah State Government operating under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. Sabah Tourism's primary responsibility is the marketing and promotion of tourism for the State.