1st Yambaru Bird Festival 2019 in Okinawa

ECOMY is proud to be part of the 1st Yambaru Bird Festival 2019 in Okinawa, Japan recently. Congrats to Okinawa and look forward to more collaborations in the future.

National Environment Week 2019

National Environment Week has been celebrated at the Vale Eco Centre (VEC) since 2017, under the management of Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia(ECOMY) throughout the week from Oct 21 to Oct 27 with the aim of promoting environmental education, to create an environmentally responsible platform, and to provide awareness about conservation and preservation of environment around the community. Today, 40 students & 5 teachers from Seri Selamat primary school, Sitiawan, Perak was present and became the first group to participate in this program. We have sharing session about the environment to encourage them to keep our environment clean. Besides, they also have chances to enjoy the beau

Vale Eco Centre (VEC ) Volunteer Program 2019

Vale Eco Centre (VEC ) Volunteer Program 2019 is a special initiative under the management of Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY ) aimed to give exposure to the students on volunteerism , motivations and opportunities in environmental conservation efforts. The program was attended by 30 students from SMK Seri Manjung. Today was the first meeting with the students who participated in the program. The agendas are introductions to the program, ice-breaking activities, VEC explorations, and group discussions about the activity plan to be conducted on next month. can't wait for next month's activities !!

Gaia Discovery: Andrew Sebastian: On Malaysia Ecotourism & Ecology

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 June 2018. Andrew Sebastian can be found at the edge of rushing rivers in search of rare birds or deep in the forest mingling with the aboriginal folks in Malaysia, also called the orang asli, to get them to become environmental stewards. A Malaysian ecotourism expert and licensed nature/bird guide, Sebastian wears many hats. Sebastian is a co-founder of the Asian Bird Fair Network (ABF) and the Wild Bird Club Malaysia (WBCM). He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY), through which nature and guiding courses are being offered and consulting projects, like the one on digitising specimens found by Alfred Wallace, which he tells

Vale Academic Camp 2.0

Vale Academic Camp 2.0 was held this morning at Vale Eco Centre(VEC). A total of 36 students and teachers from ACS Methodist Lumut primary school, attended to get exposure to the Vale Eco Centre and also to Vale Malaysia.

TheSunDaily: Malaysia selected as Important Bird Area: Tourism Malaysia

KUCHING: Malaysia has been selected as an Important Bird Area (IBA), according to Tourism Malaysia, deputy director-general Zulkifly Md Said. He said nearly 12,000 sites in 218 countries have been identified as IBAs and for a site to qualify as an IBA it must meet a standardised criteria based on the presence of species that are of worldwide conservation concern. “In our bid to promote and create awareness on Malaysia as a bird watching paradise, we will continue to participate in International Bird Fairs and also provide the necessary cooperation and support to further highlight bird-related events around Malaysia,” he said during his speech at the launch of www.birdsmalaysia.my website her

malaysiakini: Malaysia selected as Important Bird Area

Malaysia has been selected as an Important Bird Area (IBA), said Tourism Malaysia deputy director-general Zulkifly Md Said. He said nearly 12,000 sites in 218 countries have been identified as IBAs. For a site to qualify as an IBA, it must meet a standardised criteria based on the presence of species that are of worldwide conservation concern. “In our bid to promote and create awareness on Malaysia as a bird watching paradise, we will continue to participate in International Bird Fairs and also provide the necessary cooperation and support to further highlight bird-related events around Malaysia,” he said during his speech at the launch of www.birdsmalaysia.my website in Kuching today. Zulki

STOnline: Bird fair attracts 120 foreign delegates

KUCHING: The 10th Asian Bird Fair (ABF) attracted 120 foreign delegates from over 26 countries and 40 local agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) gathered to The foreign delegates were from Cambodia, Australia, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Spain, United States of America, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Uganda and Argentina. Along with the local participants, they came to explore unique and amazing resident birds of Sarawak. The five-day event, to end on Oct 1, consists of bird-watching and exhibitions as well as a post-event bird-watching tour that will take visitors through key sites in Kuching. Other activities include guided walk, co

The sound of hornbills’ echoes in the 10th Asian Bird Fair 2019

For the first time, the 10th Asian Bird Fair (ABF) will be hosted in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak. This will be the second time Malaysia is hosting this gathering of birders, NGOs and service providers from all around the world. Called the Land of Hornbills, Sarawak is also home to over 650 species of birds, 60 of which are endemic to the island of Borneo. This is among other reasons why ABF landed here this year. This superb event will be joined by delegates from Cambodia, Australia, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Spain, United States of America, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Uganda and Argentina. More than 70 booths will showcase different s

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