Your spot on a CAT trip is confirmed as soon as you completed the four steps listed below. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis, and are limited to about 12 people / trip. Alternatively, if you have a ready group of friends, staff, colleagues, etc., do contact us to find out if a CAT Walk can be arranged. Volunteers wishing to participate in CAT Walks must be at least 18 years old and is physically fit.
If you would like to join a particular trip that has been announced, please follow these steps:
1. Read this Joining Information Pack for more detailed information on the Walks, e.g. how to get to Taman Negara and the equipment you will need.
2. Register and pay.
(Announcement: CAT Walks will resume in 2017. Sign up for our mailing list or check the dates via the channels stated at the bottom)
3. Email the following documents* to email@example.com:
a. Malaysians – front and back scan (JPEG) of your IC
b. Non-Malaysians – scan (JPEG) of your passport front page and entry stamp.
*To apply for permits to enter protected forest areas. Repeat CAT volunteers can skip step 3.
A CAT Walk will only take place if there are 5 or more volunteers registered. In case of cancellation, volunteers will be informed 4 working days before the CAT Walk date and the participation fee will be refunded.
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.
An RM250 fee (for Malaysian citizen) and RM500 (for expats and non-Malaysians) is required for participation - to cover your accommodation (dormitory) for 2 nights, entry permits (as required by law), insurance, guide fees and field costs. Participants must cover the cost of their own travel to and from Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor (car-pooling is recommended and may be arranged for you), food and other personal expenses. Refunds are available only for cancellations of 2 weeks (or more) before a trip.
Student is eligible for a 25% discount off the CAT Walk participation fee and locals from Merapoh, Pahang could join the trips for free. Please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
To encourage more young Malaysians, particularly students, to actively participate in tiger conservation, a generous donor has offered to partially cover the costs of any young person who would like to volunteer on CAT trips but face financial constraints. Only one volunteer will be sponsored per CAT trip.
Sponsorship amount: RM50 for a first-time CAT volunteer, RM100 for repeat volunteers.
Criteria for application: Volunteers aged between 18 and 25 years old (taken as per date of birth).
How to apply:
1. Follow the instructions to register for the trip.
2. Write in to email@example.com and explain why you require sponsorship (English or Bahasa Malaysia is acceptable).
The closing date for applications is 10 days before the selected trip.
3. The sponsorship will be offered to the most deserving applicant, who will be informed at least 5 working days before the trip.
Fund disbursement to successful/selected applications:
1. For first-time volunteers, upon the submission of a 300-word essay on your experience after your trip.
2. For repeat volunteers, within three working days after your trip.
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Download the CAT Walks for Corporates flyer.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS! A few spots available
The Realm of the Tiger is a 5 day / 4 night programme for zookeepers and docents who work with jungle cats and other rainforest mammals to educate zoo visitors. It has been designed by the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) to supplement existing knowledge of Malayan tigers and their prey by immersing participants in the forests, hills and streams of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Download the flyer for detailed information. Learn more about the Realm of the Tiger by watching this video produced by Brian Czarnik who came for the programme in June 2016.
Date: 23 to 27 March 2017
Location: Yu River Wildlife Corridor, Pahang, Malaysia.
1. Anti-poaching surveillance walks
2. Jungle trekking and camping
3. Animal tracking and camera trapping
4. Camping with the local aboriginal people
How to join?
1. Complete the application questionnaire at this link.
2. Selected participants will be notified to proceed with the registration within a week after the submission of the questionnaire.
3. Complete and submit the registration form provided in the confirmation email together with the USD $400 deposit.
The balance is to be paid in full by 31 January 2017.
Note: Places are limited to 8 participants based on a first-come-first-served basis.
For enquiries, please contact MYCAT Secretariat’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org