Memorandum to the Most Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak | WWF Malaysia

Memorandum to the Most Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak



Posted on 06 September 2013
About 100 cards which carried “Save Our Tiger” messages from members of the public were also passed to the Prime Minister's Office during the Tiger memorandum handover.
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A memorandum that calls on the government to set up a National Tiger Task Force to save Malaysia’s remaining wild tigers that are fast declining in numbers was done by WWF-Malaysia and TRAFFIC.

It is thought that there are now less than 500 tigers left in the entire country which includes the three tiger priority landscapes – Belum Temengor, Taman Negara and Endau-Rompin forest complexes.

The Task Force should be established under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as the cooperation of multiple departments and agencies is essential to ensure greater and more comprehensive enforcement.

The memorandum, which cited poaching as “the most immediate threat to the survival of wild tigers”, reported that between 2010 and 2011, close to 1,000 snares were detected in the tiger priority landscapes. Click 'download' to read more. 
About 100 cards which carried “Save Our Tiger” messages from members of the public were also passed to the Prime Minister's Office during the Tiger memorandum handover.
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