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October 5, 2019

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 M...

October 2, 2019

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...

October 2, 2019

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, w...

October 2, 2019

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 e...

September 25, 2019

Meskipun keadaan jerebu di negara semakin beransur pulih, aktivis alam sekitar membuat kesimpulan tiada perbezaan yang ketara antara kerajaan baru PH dan pentadbiran terdahulu BN dalam menangani isu jerebu yang hampir setiap tahun berlaku di negara ini.

Bagi Presiden Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, kerajaan bukan sahaja gagal menangani secara cepat dan berkesan masalah jerebu tetap...

August 30, 2019

When we talk about promoting Malaysia, we think about landmarks like KLCC and the KL Tower but also the more natural icons like the rafflesia and the hornbill. But do they convey the spirit and culture of this country well enough?

Produced by: Loo Juosie, Julian Yap

Presented by: Kelvin Yee, Aiman Rashad

Source: https://www.bfm.my/podcast/evening-edition/101/malaysia-represent-icons-that-represent-malaysia

August 19, 2019

River pollution has often resulted in water supply to treatment plants being interrupted.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) says it is not necessary to set up a new agency to govern rivers in the country as there are many existing agencies the government can make use of.

“We have too many already and if they are functioning properly, there won’t be a problem,” MNS president Ahmad Ismail said.

Ahmad was commenting...

August 16, 2019

The Lynas rare earths processing plant at the Gebeng industrial estate in Kuantan. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has asked the government to explain what it will do if Lynas Corp fails to meet the conditions it has set for extending the company’s licence to operate its rare earths processing factory in Gebeng.

“How will Lynas be penalised?” said Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shar...

August 10, 2019

PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has called for a stop to logging in the parts of the Belum-Temenggor forest complex where it is currently allowed, saying it is the biggest threat facing wildlife, particularly the endangered Malayan tiger.

“Belum-Temenggor is large and tigers need big areas in which to roam,” said Andrew Sebastian, the CEO of the Malaysian Eco-tourism and Conservation Society.

The forest complex comprises the...

August 2, 2019

PETALING JAYA: As the forest fires in Sumatra rage on, Malaysian activists are calling on the people to be more aware of protecting the environment.

Indonesian authorities have declared an emergency in six provinces in Sumatra and have deployed military and police personnel to combat the forest fires.

The six are Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Jambi, South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.

Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Al...

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November 3, 2015

Where environmental conservation is concerned, ecotourism can be the light at the end of the tunnel, writes Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal.

AS lightning zig-zagged above our heads, tearing across the blanket of darkness, a sudden hush descended upon the group.

The boisterous...

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