Upon completing his Malaysian Higher School Certificate in his village, Bedley attended a one-month course at the Borneo Tourism Institute, where he studied a range of subjects from geology to wildlife law enforcement. In 2015, he earned his guiding license, marking the start of his professional journey in ecotourism.
Bedley began his career at a rock climbing company atop Mount Kinabalu, known for the world's highest via ferrata hike. His dream of becoming a nature guide led him to volunteer as a facilitator and caretaker for orangutans at a rehabilitation center on Sabah's east coast. For six years, he devoted himself to the conservation of these endangered primates, helping to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. He has traversed the diverse landscapes of Borneo, from jungles to reefs and mountains, and is dedicated to conservation travel. Bedley has been leading Borneo expeditions with Nat Hab since 2018.
Bedley's adventures have taken him to Australia and India to observe endemic species and to Laos to witness cultural traditions. A lover of cooking, hiking, camping and music, Bedley stands out in his family as the sole member of his eleven siblings to be involved in the wildlife tourism industry. His life is a testament to his commitment to sharing the wonders of the wild with others.
Upcoming Adventures with Bedley:
The Wilds of Borneo: Orangutans & Beyond