To save our tigers they need to be kept safe from poaching, and their habitats need to be protected and connected so that a viable population can be sustained over the long term. Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, are at high risk due to the developing economies and the emergence of widespread Indochinese poaching syndicates.
With the commitment of the government, Nepal and India have succeeded in increasing their wild tiger numbers. WWF-Malaysia has been advocating for a National Tiger Task Force to be established and chaired by the highest level of government. We have also called for the establishment of a Wildlife Crime Bureau under the Royal Malaysian Police department which will also go a long way towards curbing wildlife crime. It is important to allocate sufficient resources to patrol tiger habitats at recommended ranger densities and frequency, following international practices. The conversion and fragmentation of tiger habitats must also be kept to a minimum.