SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology
( Approval of Establishment - 1968 )
[Annual Report 2016-2017]

Since 1968, SEAMEO BIOTROP has been contributing in identifying and recommending solutions or alternative approaches to address critical biological problems in Southeast Asia through appropriately designed research, capacity building, information exchange, and community outreach programmes in collaboration with its partner-institutions. Located in Bogor, Indonesia, SEAMEO BIOTROP envisions itself to be a leading Centre in enriching and promoting the real values of tropical biology. It is committed to provide scientific knowledge and capacity building in conserving and managing tropical biology sustainably for the well-being of communities and the environment of Southeast Asia. Under its current 10th Five-Year Development Plan (2017-2022), the Centre focuses its mandates to three programme thrusts, namely: restoration of degraded ecosystems, sustainable management of intensively used ecosystems, and conservation and sustainable use of unique ecosystems of high biodiversity.

Programmes and Services Offered:

  • In-house and Joint Research Programme
  • PhD Thesis Grants Programme
  • School Garden Action Research Grants Programme for Teachers
  • Youth Environmental Outreach Grants Programme
  • Regional, National, and In-country Training Courses, Seminars and Workshops
  • Short-term Scientists Exchange Programme
  • Internship/On-the-Job Training Programme for Secondary and University Students
  • Community Outreach Volunteers Programme for Students and Young Professionals
  • Online Life Skills Training Programme for the General Public
  • Expert Consultancies
  • Books and Special Publications Programme
  • Web-based Knowledge Management Centre on Tropical Biology
  • Laboratory analyses for food, feed, air, water, plant and soil
  • Tissue culture propagation and nursery development

Jalan Raya Tajur,
Km 6,
Bogor 16134,

Tel: +62 (251) 832 3848, 838 1418
Fax: +62 (251) 832 6851