Malayan Tiger Conservation Project
This project subsequently kicked off in Jeli, Kelantan, where human-tiger conflict was a major issue at that time. Since then, the project has expanded to the greater Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, a priority area for tigers as identified under the National Tiger Action Plan.
This project will contribute towards the National Tiger Action Plan, a government strategy outlining the steps to be taken to ensure the long-term survival of tigers in the wild.
The objectives of this project include reducing poaching activities, conducting scientific monitoring on the population dynamics of tigers and their prey, raising awareness and reducing human-tiger conflicts through community engagement and educational programmes, ensuring forest connectivity, as well as monitoring land-use changes in tiger landscapes and communicating the cause and effects of human activities on nature to everyone.
Each component forms an important part of a broader approach to addressing tiger conservation issues in Malaysia. The main efforts that are carried out by WWF-Malaysia can be divided into three areas:
CA|TS stands for Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards, and was developed by tiger and protected area experts.
Its goal is to effectively conserve, well-manage and ecologically connect tiger habitats to maintain, secure and recover viable populations. It also demonstrates and promotes the best practice in protected area management in Asia.
CA|TS was officially launched in 2013 and is an important part of Tx2, the global goal to double wild tiger numbers by the year 2022.
It is basically a set of criteria which allow tiger sites to check if their management will lead to successful tiger conservation.
It is organized under seven pillars and 17 elements of critical management activity.
The seven pillars are:
Peninsular Malaysia Terrestrial Conservation Programme
WWF-Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia Office (HQ)
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