SEE’s research programmes are formed of partnerships with local, national and international conservation
agencies, NGOs, governments, universities and communities. The expertise and support of these institutions 
and individuals is fundamental to the success of our work. We are also contracted and funded by 
grant-making organisations and sponsored by international corporations. 

We are grateful to our network of partners, affiliations, donors, contractors, sponsors and advisors, all of
whom have helped make our initiatives and research so outstandingly successful. 

Our overseas relationships are consolidated through formal partnerships with host country institutions, often
ministries, universities and research institutions. All SEE programmes are run in collaboration with one or 
two key host country partners as well as numerous other organisations on a smaller scale such as NGOs, 
individuals and community groups. 

We are currently working in collaboration with institutions in five countries across four continents:

CAMBODIA

The Ministry of Environment, Department for Nature Conservation and Protection,
Royal Government of Cambodia

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Fauna & Flora International

The University of Phnom Penh


FIJI

The University of the South Pacific, International Ocean Institute - Pacific Islands 
SEE is associated with the IOI Pacific Islands Department at the University of South Pacific, who also work closely with the communities of Gau Island and the Lomiviti Provincial Council

The Ministry of Education, Government of Fiji 

WWF South Pacific Programme


MADAGASCAR

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, Government of Madagascar 

The University of Antsiranana 

SAGE (Service d’Appui à la Gestion de l’Environnement)


COSTA RICA

Friends of the OSA (now known as Osa Conservation) 

ASCONA (La Asociación de Servicio Comunitario Nacional y Ambiental) [a local conservation NGO] 

The Corcovado Foundation


TANZANIA

University of Dar Es Salaam (USDM) 

Mafia Island Marine Park 

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST) 

Kilombero Valley Teak Company 

University of Copenhagen 

The Darwin Initiative (DEFRA)


Tropical Research Advisory Committee
 

We can call on independent experts in various fields for advice on our research programmes. Together, 
these form our Tropical Research Advisory Committee (TRAC). Formed in 1993, the committee also supplies
editorial comments on our publications and we provide the facility for members to conduct research at our 
field sites. TRAC consists of university lecturers, taxonomists, scientists and specialists, some of whom are
ex-SEE staff or old contacts from past projects. They are divided into TRAC marine and TRAC terrestrial
advisors, according to their specialist interests. 

TRAC members help us in a variety of ways, including: 
• Reviewing articles produced by field staff 
• Identifying specimens 
• Providing advice on new projects 
• Providing advice on current projects and research
• Aiding with the procurement of grants 
• Providing comments on reports for external collaborators and donors. 

We seek new TRAC advisors occasionally, especially when we set up new projects.