PETALING JAYA: The felling of a majestic cengal tree in Terengganu has riled conservationists who want more to be done to protect the nation’s natural heritage. Natural resource: The widely-shared photo of a trailer hauling large sections of the cengal tree caused anger among netziens and conservationists who are calling for more protection of such natural heritage. The matter came to light when photographs of a trailer hauling large sections of the tree went viral on social
𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝑮𝒆𝒄𝒌𝒐 also known as Wall Gecko. You might be aware of their existence by their waste-dropping stains on walls, fabrics or home furniture. Actually, they do not cause any risk to humans. They don’t transfer deadly diseases like mosquitoes or cockroaches nor do they bite and suck blood from humans as bed bugs do. In fact, they help reduce various insects by preying on flies, mosquitoes and moths. Look behind paintings hung on the wall, among piles o
SUBANG JAYA, May 24 – A leading naturalist has called for a thorough probe on the death of about 20 Dusky Langurs alleged to have been shot by men from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan) in Port Dickson on May 19. Dusky Langurs. Photo courtesy of Mike/Flickr Andrew Sebastian, who is also the founder of Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia (Ecomy), said Perhilitan had the responsibility of having to report back to the pub
𝑴𝒐𝒔𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒐𝒆𝒔, have been around since the Jurassic period. That makes them about 210 million years old! They can spread several diseases, as it travels from person to person. This female Aedes mosquito (in the video) is just starting to feed on a person’s arm. The bumps from bites are caused by saliva. Most people have minor allergic reactions to the saliva, which cause the bite to swell and itch. To prevent mosquito bites and disease spread, ECOMY reminds everyone to
Thank you to amazing Yayasan Hasanah - ECOMY is happy to report that we have successfully & fully completed our task to support the village of Yong (Kampung Yong), along the Tembeling River, Pahang. The village now has clean water supply, powered by an outstanding submersible solar water pump, individual Life Straw 2.0 units for each home, individual Sun King Pro solar lights, 2 toilets with the best views of Tembeling River (complete with solid sewage system), a large wakaf
In this series of Wildlife In The City, ECOMY introduces you to the 𝑭𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒋𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒂, a member of the ‘Fig’ family and is one of the few 'strangling' fig species. They are native and ecologically important in tropical and warm temperate areas. This plant develops aerial & fibrous roots from its branches and sends them straight down through the air if they are aerial. When reaching the ground, these roots grow into the soil, thicken and become additional ‘trunks’.