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Andrew Sebastian

Andrew Sebastian is an accomplished naturalist, environmentalist, and certified professional nature and bird guide with 20 years of experience. He is a vocal commentator on various environmental and ecotourism issues in the mass media, having been quoted over 400 times spanning two decades. Andrew actively leads bird and wildlife tours in Malaysia, Borneo, and the surrounding regions, including Sulawesi, Sumatra, and Papua.

A law graduate, Andrew has dedicated more than two decades to environmental and ecotourism issues through his work with numerous NGOs. He attributes his passion for nature to his childhood spent growing up in the dense forests of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).

Andrew has initiated and served in numerous conservation and awareness campaigns, including the landmark protection of the Royal Belum State Park in 2006. He is also a co-founder of the Asian Bird Fair Network, which has grown to become one of the largest bird-watching events in the world. Additionally, he co-founded the Wild Bird Club of Malaysia (WBCM) and the Tangkoko Bird Club. Andrew is recognized as a major influencer in the conservation field and currently serves as the brand ambassador for Leica and the leader for Sony Malaysia.

Andrew holds the position of President and CEO of Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY) and has been a subject matter expert for Tourism Malaysia for over 12 years. He also serves as an Ambassador for Leica Sports Optics and Sony Camera.

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