COUNTING BIRDS TO SAVE NATURE

Gold-whiskered barbet (Photo by Andy Lee/WBCM) FOR most of my life, I hardly paid attention to birds. It was only as I grew older and more introspective did I become a person whose heart lifts whenever she hears an Asian koel singing, or the distinctive Helmeted hornbill calling, and who hurries out into the garden to spot the skittish Olive-backed sunbird flitting amongst my hibiscus. I watched them, drew them and soon stumbled into a hobby that seemed like a veritable rabbit hole into a world of natural wonders. I became a birdwatcher and I was never the same again. Birdwatching is an adventure that begs to be embarked. A treasure hunt of sorts that leave you skulking through forest trails

WORLD TAPIR DAY WITH WATSONS

WATSONS, POCOTEE & FRIENDS, AND ECOMY CELEBRATE THE ANNUAL WORLD TAPIR DAY In-conjunction with World Tapir Day, held annually on 27th April, NATURALS by Watsons, an organic brand under Watsons, raised over RM30,524 through a nationwide campaign in-collaboration with Pocotee & Friends and the Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY). World Tapir Day aims to raise awareness of the endangered Malayan Tapir that inhabit Malaysian Peninsula, Myanmar and Thailand, and the island of Sumatra. Resonating to the brand name Naturals, the “We Hug Tapir” campaign is the second consecutive effort by Watsons, Pocotee & Friends and ECOMY. The campaign aimed to showcase the Malayan Tapir as the p

MOU WITH NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON

ECOMY is proud and honoured to be in partnership with Yayasan Hasanah (Khazanah) in a project entitled 'Bringing Back Malaysia's Natural Heritage Held Overseas (Wallace's Type Collection & Malaysian Collection) in Digital Format'. We have successfully signed a MoU with technical partner, the British Natural History Museum earlier today with the targeted minimum 5,000 specimens to be secured. An amazing endeavour for Malaysia.

Tree-chopping, eagle-feeding and jet skis among threats to Langkawi, says group

The Kilim Geoforest Park in Langkawi is threatened by polluted rivers due to bad waste management, says an environmentalist. (LADA pic) PETALING JAYA: Jet skis through mangroves, eagle-feeding and bad waste management are some of the issues that could threaten Langkawi’s natural beauty, says an environmental group in the wake of a recent claim that the island may lose its Unesco Global Geopark status. Andrew Sebastian of the Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Malaysia said the organisation was ready to cooperate with the Kedah state government, and welcomed the idea to set up a “geopark department”. “But what is needed is strong political will,” he told FMT. He said deforestation at the

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