Saving the Malayan tiger
Duration of the partnership
There are fewer than 300 Malayan Tigers remaining today. Malaysia’s tropical forests are being fragmented and destroyed by monocrop oil palm plantations. The Malaysian government has created wildlife corridors to enable tigers and other animals to roam freely. The Sungai Yu corridor is the last connection between the two largest Malayan Tiger habitats.
However, the corridor conservation program excludes the local populations. Thanks to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), the villagers are directly involved in the sustainable management of the Sungai Yu corridor.
MNS’ project has three components:
The beneficiaries are the families of six villages along the corridor who make a living from rubber plantations and food crops.
MNS involves the local populations in managing the wildlife corridor and the Malayan Tiger conservation program, whereas the Government generally excludes them from the process.