The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Did you know that wildlife such as Malayan tigers, Bornean elephants and Bornean orang-utans are key to healthy forest ecosystems?
© Naturepl.com / Juan Carlos Munoz / WWF
We need healthy forests for:
- Clean air
- Fresh water for our agriculture and food security, domestic use and businesses
- Climate change mitigation
- Soil stability
- The ecotourism industry
Please donate to support WWF-Malaysia’s efforts to save our wildlife, save our forests and save ourselves. We need a healthy natural world we can all rely on, which is vital for our survival, comfort and prosperity.
Why is wildlife key to healthy forest ecosystems?
© Lee Shan Khee / WWF-Malaysia
Bornean orang-utans play a vital role in seed dispersal and in maintaining the health of forests.
© Shariff Mohamad / WWF-Malaysia
As an apex predator, Malayan tigers keep populations of prey species in check, which in turn maintains the balance in the ecosystem.
© Engelbert Dausip / WWF-Malaysia
When Bornean elephants eat, they create gaps in the vegetation. These gaps allow new plants to grow and create pathways for other smaller animals to use. They also carry and disperse seeds far and wide as they travel from one area to another. This process helps spread new plants and regenerates trees in the forest.
What are the threats to our wildlife?
Iconic wildlife such as Malayan tigers, Bornean orang-utans and Bornean elephants are threatened by poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.
© Lau Ching Fong / WWF-Malaysia
© Christopher Wong / WWF-Malaysia
What is WWF-Malaysia doing to save our wildlife?
WWF-Malaysia’s efforts to save wildlife include:
- Studying and monitoring wildlife to obtain data that will enable government agencies and conservationists to better protect them.
- Anti-poaching patrols.
- Advocate better wildlife protection laws as well as the establishment of protected areas.
- Reforestation efforts.
- Education and community outreach programmes enabling peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife.