Langkawi, Malaysia on 3-7 November 2014
Article by BioProcessing Asia : http://www.bioprocessingasia.net
Irshad Mobarak has been a keen naturalist since his childhood. Inspired by the lives and deeds of pioneer naturalists and explorers such as the legendary Alfred Russel Wallace and the renowned botanist , writer and environmental campaigner , Professor David Bellamy, Irshad left his banking career and walked down the path of Natural History. He has been deeply moved by the plight of the animal and plant world and the perilous relationship they have with man at this moment in history . He has devoted his life to helping ordinary people unlock the mysteries of the natural world. To help achieve this role he founded Natural History Tours, a company which specializes in wildlife tours on Langkawi and nearby islands, with a focus on the Natural History of birds, plants , butterflies , rainforest fauna as well as marine fauna. He also undertakes the training of budding naturalists and conservationists and is himself an active participant on scientific expeditions. With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years, Irshad has also appeared in a number of international documentaries such as National Geographic Channel’s ‘Mysteries of the Malaysian Rainforest’. That documentary was the first ever to record on film the courtship ritual of the Great Hornbills, in which a trio of Great Hornbill males engage in a titanic clash of beaks to court a female in waiting.He was featured in a short vignette on Discovery Channel’s’ The Wedding Ceremony of the White Bellied Sea Eagle’.