DANUM VALLEY FIELD CENTRE 29/11/02
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What is it?
Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC) is a world renowned scientific facility in the Yayasan sabah Forest Management Area, on the edge of the 438 sq km Danum Valley Conservation Area, the largest remaining area of undisturbed lowland dipterocarb forest in Sabah. The Centre was set up in 1986 for the purposes of research, education, training and wilderness recreation and is run by Yayasan Sabah on behalf of the Danum Valley Management Committee. Several overseas and local scientists as well as about 25 staff are resident at the Centre.
Facilities include a Reception and Information Centre, Nature Discovery Centre, laboratories, conference room, library, computer room, hall, shop, dining area and badminton court. In the nearby forest are over 50 km of trails, a self-guided nature trail, a canopy observation platform and a suspension bride over the Segama River.
Where is it and how do I get there?
DVFC is located 81 km from Lahad Datu on Sabah's east coast. The journey takes about 2 hours and the first 15 km are along the main Lahad Datu to Tawau road; the remaining 66 km are on an unseal but well-maintained private logging road.
For bookings and enquiries contact:
Borneo Nature Tours S/B (KPL 3719)
Block D, Lot 10, Ground Floor, Sadong Jaya Complex,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P.O.Box 1162, 88817 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: +60 88-267637 Fax: 088-251636
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