Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) does not require presentation — if you have read any book on Conservation Biology, you already know about their work. We are also proud of our partnership and long-term collaboration with Scientists at SCBI.


We are proud of being part of Rimba, a group of biologists conducting research on threatened species and ecosystems in Malaysia. Rimba works as a virtual lab of think alike conservation scientists.

Nottingham University Malaysia Campus

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is MEME’s mother institution. All our staff are part of the Tropical Conservation Ecology Lab of UNMC’s School of Geography.


The Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) is MEME’s most important partner. We do all our research as a collaboration and on 22 May 2012, PERHILITAN and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus signed an MOU for collaboration in the research and conservation of Malaysian wildlife.

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo is one of the most modern and conservation-committed zoos in the world and we are lucky enough to partnership with them in some of our research activities.

Yayasan Sime Darby

Yayasan Sime Darby are our many donor. They are financing three fully-funded PhD scholarships at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and a large part of our field staff, equipment, and field activities.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services

USFWS’s Asian Elephant Conservation Fund is one of the most generous and ambitious programs for the conservation of Asian elephants. We are grateful to have received two awards from them to carry out our work.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Wildlife Reserves Singapore, mother institution of world famous Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, are called to be a major conservation force in Southeast Asia. They have been supporting our work since 2009.

Kay Arnold and Ian Mellshop

Kay and Ian are part of MEME’s family. We will never be able to thank them enough for being there when we need them.