• MALAYSIAN CONSERVATION ALLIANCE FOR TIGERS

    Since 2003
    Saving Tigers
    Together
  • It Started with a Vision

  • To Cherish, Preserve & Protect

Citizen Action for Tigers

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.

HISTORY

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.

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PROJECT SITE

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!

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SUPPORTERS

Since its inception in 2010, CAT programme has had the support of many corporate sponsors and garnered donations from members of the public.

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Enough is Enough! #NoMoreDeadTigers

Enough is Enough! #NoMoreDeadTigers

CAT CATEGORIES

CAT Walk

Moderate

Trips of moderate difficulty lasting for several hours while volunteers enjoy trekking, bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities.

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Border Walk

Moderate/Slightly challenging

Moderate trekking for two or more days along the border of Taman Negara (often involves overnight camping in the forest).

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CAT Trailblazer

Extreme

4-5 days of hardcore bushwhacking along the Taman Negara Border accompanied by park rangers.

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"Saving the tiger is a test. If we pass, the planet will keep us."

Kae Kawanishi

Achievements To Date (since 2010)

821 No of Volunteers
1774 Distance Covered (km)
2548 Man-days in Forest

Last updated in February 2016

Where are CAT Walkers from?

Global Distribution of CAT Walkers

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Volunteer!

  • How to Join?

    How to Join?

    To join a particular CAT Walk that has been announced, please follow the steps stated here.

    Alternatively, if you have a group of friends, staff, colleagues, etc., contact us to find out if a CAT Walk can be arranged. Read more...

  • Cost

    Cost

    The generous donation of your time and effort means a lot to us. For that reason MYCAT has endeavoured to keep costs to a minimum for participation in CAT Walks.

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  • Check Dates

    Check Dates

    Dates will be announced via the Calendar of Events, Yahoo e-group, MYCAT's Facebook Page & emailed to all volunteers.

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  • CAT Walk Routes

    CAT Walk Routes

    For experienced trekkers, we will put up descriptions and GPS track logs of the walkable trails and routes in the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor.

    Watch this space!

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  • CAT Manual

    CAT Manual

    For CAT volunteer leaders, you may download the procedures for each CAT walk here.

    These procedures are clearly outlined in the CAT Walk Operation Manual. Read more...

  • Sponsorship

    Sponsorship

    Partial sponsorship to join CAT Walk is available for volunteers between the ages of 18-25 years old!

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