Andrew Sebastian - naturalist, environmentalist, activist and avid birdwatcher. He fell in love with nature at a young age and after deciding that law wasn't the right path for him, he went on to pursue a career as a full time conservationist with the Malaysian Nature...

April 30, 2018

Yasmin Rasyid is a recognisable name here in Malaysia. A scientist by profession, an environmentalist by passion, Yasmin is a devoted advocate of sustainable living in harmony with nature. Her list of accomplishments rivals that of Jane Goodall with numerous conservati...

August 9, 2017

Is riding an elephant on your bucket list? Well, you had better cancel it! Here's why.

Recently, there was an uproar all over social media where people protested against the abuse of elephants for our entertainment. This matter has been going on for a while now but only...

August 8, 2017

In a historic move, Malaysia has joined Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Russia in adopting the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)'s CA|TS programme. Out of the 13 countries in the world with resident tiger populations, only these five countries have signed on for CA|TS alth...

June 30, 2017

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they produce oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the earth and soil, and give life to our world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

While tropical rainforests cover less than t...

May 23, 2017

Seafood is one of the most popular sources of protein worldwide. As recorded by WWF-Malaysia in 2014, Malaysians consumed about 56.6 kg of seafood and the consumption rate continues to increase. Almost half of the seafood we eat comes from farms.

However, the rapid exp...

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