The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is under the Ministry for Tourism Development, Environment, Science and Technology.
The Wildlife Department has its headquarter in Kota Kinabalu and it has a number of district offices, centers and stations throughout the state. All in all about 229 staffs work in the SWD.
The department is responsible for implementation and administration of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment, 1997. Under this Enactment the department conserves and regulates wildlife utilization in Sabah and it manage a number of protected areas.
The department also implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as well as contribute to the implementation of the international convention of Biological Diversity and to a number of other international, regional and bilateral agreements.
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Objectives of SWD
Vision of SWD
Sabahans living in a just world that value and conserve nature.
Mission of SWD
To conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure the sustainable and equitable use of the state's wildlife resources.
Other Relevant Links
The Ministry for Tourism Development, Environment, Science and Technology also includes other departments and institutions of importance to nature conservation, among these are Sabah Parks, Environment Conservation Department and the Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation.
Interesting links to international conventions, etc: