Dialogue between our community liaison officer and the Orang Asli.
Many local communities live in and around forested areas, which makes them vulnerable to human-wildlife conflict. Incidences such as livestock loss due to tigers and crop raiding by elephants can cause villagers to retaliate and even kill these animals. Awareness and education activities have to be carried out so that the local communities can find solutions, learn about wildlife conservation issues, and comply with the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.
WWF-Malaysia aims to increase awareness and nurture a sense of urgency among the local communities to conserve tigers and other wildlife in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex. This is being done through a series of community engagement and participatory activities such as exploring suitable sources of income that encourages them to be involved in wildlife conservation.