KLK x RIMAU: Tiger Conservation Effort
There are less than 150 Malayan Tigers remaining in the wild, and about 37 left in the Belum-Temengor forest in Perak. Unless significant protection is put in place, experts are predicting that our Malayan Tigers could extinction as soon as 2030.
RIMAU is a non-profit organisation working to save the Malayan Tigers by “putting boots on the ground” with a specialised patrol team called the Menraq, made up of members of the Jahai tribe who have lived in the Royal Belum-Temengor forest for centuries. Meaning “people” in the Jahai language, the creation of Menraq is to nurture a sense of ownership in wildlife conservation amongst the local Jahai living in Royal Belum State Park. This community patrolling project will not only raise their awareness of the plight of the Malayan Tiger and its habitat but also provide an alternative livelihood to the members and their village as a whole.
Read more about our efforts here.
What you do is going to make a difference. – Madeleine L’Engle.
Updated September 2023