WWF-Malaysia & TRAFFIC Southeast Asia signs Memorandum of Agreement
WWF-Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia renews its partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). This MoA formalises the institutional, operational, and programmatic arrangements under which WWF-Malaysia will continue to host the TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur in the next three years.
WWF-Malaysia, represented by Executive Director/ CEO Dr Dionysius Sharma, signed the MoA with TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Regional Director Mr James Compton, witnessed by WWF-Malaysia Support Operations Senior Director, Mr Sudeep Mohandas.
Since 1991, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia and WWF-Malaysia have been working together in monitoring and controlling wildlife trade in support of biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia.
Notes to Editor:
• WWF-Malaysia, the national conservation trust, is committed to safeguarding Malaysia’s natural resources and unique wildlife for all Malaysians. Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting the country's highland forests, rivers and seas. WWF-Malaysia currently runs more than 75 projects including scientific field research, policy work with the government, environmental education, public awareness programmes, working with local communities to improve livelihoods and to protect the environment, and training and supporting other conservation organisations in Malaysia. WWF-Malaysia is able to leverage upon conservation expertise worldwide as part of WWF, the global conservation organisation.
• TRAFFIC is a joint programme of WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature and IUCN-The World Conservation Union. TRAFFIC International, based in Cambridge, UK, is the coordinating office of the TRAFFIC global network that consists of TRAFFIC International and eight regional programmes. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia is a regional programme of the TRAFFIC network, with geographic responsibilities for 11 countries in Southeast Asia, comprising the 10 Member Countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Timor Leste.
For further information:
Eza Dzul Karnain, Media & Public Affairs Coordinator, WWF-Malaysia
Tel: +603 7803 3772 Ext 6103, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org