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September 8, 2020

PETALING JAYA: Better coordination between the federal and state governments is needed to overcome water woes, with some experts calling for a single federal agency to manage the country’s precious water resources.

Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia president S. Piarapakaran said there must be a central team of experts, at the federal level, to protect and prevent the pollution of our country’s water resources.

“Y...

September 7, 2020

PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has called for water supply to come under the purview of the National Security Council in the wake of the water crisis in the Klang Valley caused by river pollution.

K Kalithasan, river care manager for the Global Environment Centre, said he supported the call by Klang MP Charles Santiago for a single federal authority to regulate rivers.

Santiago had said rivers should be treated as a national...

September 6, 2020

Another day, another forest making way for development. This time it's in Gunung Bujang Melaka in Kampar, Perak. The new proposal shows plans to convert the project area from a forest into a commercial zone. We find out more about what's happening, and share how you can participate in the public hearing and objection process.

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September 6, 2020

IPOH: An environmental non-governmental organisation is urging the public to object against a 60.38ha private Chinese cemetery project earmarked at a hill slope of Gunung Bujang Melaka in Kampar.

Eco-tourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (Ecomy) president and chief executive officer Andrew Sebastian said several protected species of wildlife had been sighted in the primary forest in Gunung Bujang Melaka.

He said the under th...

September 6, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Naturalists are concerned that the 15-storey resort and spa, slated for Fraser's Hill will open the development floodgates in the 83,000ha forest complex it rests in.

Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia head Andrew J. Sebastian said the threat was not just to the area of the development, but the greater Fraser's Hill Forest Complex due to the precedent being set in the ecologically-sensitive area.

He said...

July 13, 2020

AFTER almost two decades with the Malaysian Nature Society, Andrew J. Sebastian - who is also a bird and nature guide – left to form his own non-governmental organisation ECOMY (Eco-Tourism and Conservation Society Malaysia).


“You can’t use the conservation-only approach. I figured out that there was a gap between us fighting the government on conservation issues, and protecting nature.

“The gap in this case was people are not...

April 14, 2020

Threatened sun bears could suffer from increased poaching due to the Chinese government’s touting of discredited bear bile treatment for coronavirus, conservation charities have warned.

In a list of recommended treatments for Covid-19 published last month, China’s National Health Commission promoted injections of a “traditional medicine” containing bear bile.

An estimated 12,000 bears are held in captivity on farms in China and...

April 12, 2020

PETALING JAYA: Two environmental groups have warned of a threat to the survival of the already endangered Malaysian sun bear, now that China is promoting bear bile as treatment for Covid-19.

Spokesmen for Monitor Conservation Research Society and the Malaysian Ecotourism and Conservation Society (Ecomy) told FMT they feared a rise in incidents of poaching.

Loretta Shepherd, Monitor’s communication coordinator, cited a recent stu...

March 23, 2020

 They were here even before us! Protect our forests to protect ourselves ...

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July 13, 2020

AFTER almost two decades with the Malaysian Nature Society, Andrew J. Sebastian - who is also a bird and nature guide – left to form his own non-governmental organisation ECOMY (Eco-Tourism and Conservation Society Malaysia).


“You can’t use the conservation-only approa...

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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