Call for Papers
3rd BBEC International Conference 2005



Borneo Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation Programme (BBEC) is going to its third year now. Since it was launched on February 2002, various activities such as expeditions and inventories, trainings and workshops, campaigns and dialogues have been conducted by its four components; Research & Education, Park Management, Habitat Management and Public Awareness.

For the previous two BBEC International Conferences, we have received overwhelming responses and continuous supports from the public, government agencies, and private sectors in Malaysia and from the international communities.

BBEC members are organizing its third International Conference (BBEC IC 2005) to be held on February 21st to 26th at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, with the theme “Biodiversity Conservation as A Way of Life”. The agenda will emphasize on increasing partnerships between policy makers and local communities, and integrating industries into biodiversity conservation.

The Organizing Committee welcomes papers to be presented in this upcoming BBEC IC 2005. Four main topics had been selected to further discuss the above theme and to be included in concurrent sessions.

Call for Papers
Topic 1: Rules and Regulation

  • From ‘Papers to Community’ sharing experiences –the process of getting legislation into communities
  • ‘Myth or Reality’ - Getting rules and regulations to be understood, appreciated and enforced effectively at different level of communities.

Topic 2: Conservation through Partnership

  • Partnerships experiences among policy makers, government administration, industries, NGOs and communities
  • Looking into experiences on ‘Living Together’ for biodiversity conservation

Topic 3: Market mechanism

  • Case studies on market driven biodiversity conservation models
  • Involvement of people from market and industrial sectors into conservation

Topic 4: Community/Alternative models on sustainable use of resources

  • Extraction of NTFPs
  • Ecotourism
  • Traditional knowledge practices

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We are expecting participations from various government agencies, non-governmental organizations and institutions, industrial and commercial sectors and the public to share their opinions and experiences on the abovementioned topics. Potential papers from ASEAN nationals may get sponsorship from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for their traveling expenses..

Please send your abstract (max one page in A4 size)/enquiries on registration to:

BBEC IC 2005 Secretariat
Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Fax: 60 088 320291 (ITBC) or 60 088 250590 (JICA-BBEC)
Email: or or
Dateline of abstract submission is on November 2004.

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