WHO WE ARE
Founded on 26th January 2015, Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia (ECOMY) is the premier national non-governmental organization that is focused on sustainable ecotourism as the way forward to ensure that conservation values are upheld at all key natural heritage sites in Malaysia.
Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Malaysia (ECOMY) was founded by leading naturalists in Malaysia, with the following objectives :-
i) Conserve Malaysia’s unique habitats, plants and wildlife
ii) To actively promote and pursue sustainable tourism as one key element in conservation.
iii) To support like-minded local communities and initiatives
iv) To celebrate Malaysia’s unique wilderness and the unique features it supports
ECOMY works towards uniting conservation, communities and sustainable tourism, promoting greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture.
ECOMY is led and supported by some of Malaysia’s leading naturalists, guides, writers, academics, professionals and ecotourism personalities and CEO & founder, Mr. Andrew Sebastian, a well known personality in nature conservation, seasoned nature guide and subject matter expert in ecotourism and birdwatching.
The line-up of Advisors, Mentors and Project Directors include Prof. Emer. Dato Dr Abdul Latiff Mohammad, Mr. David Hashim, Dr. Ghani Hussein, Assoc. Prof Dr. Manohar Mariappan, Datuk Prof. Ghazally Ismail, Ms. Diana Lee and En. Othman Ayeb.
The EXCO is led by its President, Mr. Irshad Mobarak, Malaysia’s best known and decorated Naturalist and a team of dedicated volunteers.
ECOMY’s financial reports and accounts is audited externally by Messrs Viru, Goona & Associates.
For more background details on our team, go to Leadership.