The survival of the Malayan Tiger hangs in the balance. Protecting them from direct poaching is a top priority, and requires intensive, regular patrolling in the deep forest. It’s not a job for the faint-hearted, and requires a combination of passion, skills, dedication, and fortitude.
To celebrate Global Tiger Day this 29 July 2020, we’d like you to meet some of our patrollers working on the frontlines of tiger conservation in our Harimau Selamanya project. Set up in 2014, our project has been working with rangers from government agencies such as PERHILITAN, Terengganu State Parks, and the Royal Malaysian Police to reduce poaching, and protect the forest habitats of big cats such as the Malayan tiger in Kenyir, Terengganu.
Malaysia’s big cats can’t survive without the bravery and commitment of patrollers and rangers. This work has been made possible thanks to financial and technical support from Woodland Park Zoo, Panthera, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Rainforest Trust, as well as all our other, silent supporters. This video was put together by our Chief Operations Officer Lam Wai Yee, and Data Analyst Charina Pria, and features our Patrollers Kamaruddin bin Limau, Sylvester Gimil, Charina Pria, Maslan bin Apa and Azlan bin Sulaiman.