Join the fight to save the Malayan tiger. With only 300 wild tigers remaining, urgent action is needed to save this critically endangered national mascot.
CAT enables volunteers to help conservationists stop poaching and illegal encroachment in the Sungai Yu Wildlife Corridor, a priority biodiversity area in Pahang linking the western border of Taman Negara and the Main Range.
By participating in a guided weekend trek through this critical corridor, CAT volunteers will get to enjoy Malaysia’s great outdoors and experience its flora and fauna, while assisting MYCAT and local authorities in local conservation by reporting signs of illegal activity and disarming snares and traps. You may assist in checking camera traps to monitor the presence of wildlife in the area.
You can make a positive impact to the continued survival of the Malayan tiger. Since 2010, CAT activities have caused over a hundred snares to be destroyed saving many animals from death or injury and passed actionable information to authorities leading to raids and arrests of poachers and their middlemen.
February 14th, 2010 – first day of the lunar Year of the Tiger. A call came from an informant in the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor: “Ada bangkai harimau.” (There is a tiger carcass). That was how the Year of the Tiger began for MYCAT.
Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor is the last linkage connecting the two largest tiger landscapes in Peninsular Malaysia. Bisected by a highway, this stretch of forest is easily accessible and extremely vulnerable to poachers!
Since its inception in 2010, CAT programme has had the support of many corporate sponsors and garnered donations from members of the public.
Trips of moderate difficulty lasting for several hours while volunteers enjoy trekking, bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities.
Moderate trekking for two or more days along the border of Taman Negara (often involves overnight camping in the forest).
Last updated in February 2016
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