The Datai's resident naturalist speaks on BBC
Irshad Mobarak, resident naturalist at The Datai Langkawi has appeared on BBC World to explain further what Eco-Tourism is about, and why Malaysia is a key destination for nature lovers. Take a look at the interview by clicking here.
A Few Facts about Malaysia as an Eco Hotspot
- Malaysia is one of the eco hotspots of the world and a centre of biodiversity with 68% of the world’s coral as compared with 8% in the Caribbean
- Malaysia has 36% of the world’s marine fish.
- There are 60 types of mangrove in the world, Malaysia has 48 and Langkawi has 45 (Brazil only has 9).
- There are over 795 species of birds in Malaysia with 10 types of hornbills.
- There are 9 species of wildcats.
- Malaysia is the butterfly capital of the world with over 1684 species in Malaysia (the UK has 65).
- Malaysia has the Big 5 plus one as it has two types of elephant.