Nature Trade Fair

The first day of the event also saw the opening of the Nature Trade Fair and Exhibition hosted by Langkawi Fair. This event saw the coming together of 9 organizations form NGOS, government bodies and nature businesses both from Malaysia & Singapore to promote themes related to nature and its conservation as well as associated products & services.

Official Programme

LANGKAWI NATURE FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAM Day 1 – Friday 23 November 2012 07:00 AM – Eco Walk –Keeping Langkawi Wild at Gunung Raya 11:30 AM – Conclusion 10:30 AM – Onwards Nature Trade & Exhibition Fair at Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM : Talks and workshops at Andaman Hotel – Butterfly …

Dr. Louisa Shohini Ponnampalam

Dr. Louisa Shobhini Ponnampalam is a Malaysian cetacean (whales, dolphins, porpoises) ecologist who began her education in marine science at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii. She then went on to pursue her Ph.D. on a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship at the University Marine Biological Station in Millport, Scotland, researching small dolphins in the Sea …

Ms. Chooi-Khim Phon

Ms. Chooi-Khim Phon LNF 2012 Personality Profile Butterfly Researcher & Scientist Chooi-Khim Phon is a researcher at the Entomology Branch of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia where she has been working on butterfly diversity and conservation. She has a Masters degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and is currently pursuing her PhD with the University of …

Graeme Guy

Graeme Guy LNF 2012 Personality Profile Wildlife Photographer Graeme Guy was born in Wellington, New Zealand and educated in the Hutt Valley. He practised as a pharmacist in Dunedin, Napier and Hamilton after obtaining a degree in pharmacy. He later obtained a BSc and MSc(Hons) from Waikato University in Hamilton before completing a PhD in …

Dr. Laurance G Kirton

Dr. Laurance G Kirton LNF 2012 Personality Profile Butterfly Researcher & Scientist Dr. Laurence G Kirton Laurence Kirton is an entomologist by profession, and Head of the Biodiversity and Conservation of Fauna Programme in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia. His interest in butterflies began in his childhood and has continued into his professional career as …

Eco Walk

Eco Walk a key event of the Langkawi Nature Festival is to be an exciting and meaningful walk for anyone wanting to participate in the conservation of Langkawi’s natural heritage and to ‘Keep Langkawi Wild”. This Eco Walk is open to anyone both local and foreign guests who are keen to get their walking shoes on and hike for conservation of Langkawi’s Natural Heritage.

Photography Workshop

The Wildlife Photography workshop featured world renowned Wildlife Photographer Graeme Guy who conducted both an indoor and an outdoor practical photography session with nature photographers based mainly in Langkawi.

The Instructor touched on his previous photography expeditions as well as gave an overview of the different technical aspects of photography. An outdoor session at the Andaman was also conducted to further enhance the skills of the participants of the workshop.

Big Bird & Butterfly Count BBC

The Bird Count was headed by renowned amateur Ornithologist Irshad Mobarak and covered choice locations like Gunung Raya, Bon Ton and other habitats on Langkawi . A total of 74 species of birds were counted on that day. The count was certainly significant to boost further interest in birding and hopefully it will spur on further interest on the subject.