WWF-Malaysia’s performance over the last year is a light at the end of a tunnel in the midst of stories on atrocities of war, heinous crimes against humanity, natural disasters and our very own national environment tragedies.

We restored degraded forests in Sabah – vital for orangutan survival, worked on connecting forest blocks in Peninsular Malaysia, advocated for better coral reef management under our Coral Triangle Initiative, managed turtle hatcheries in Terengganu and Melaka - a lot of this achieved with the support of government partners - to mention a few.

Our landmark report “Conservation Status of Tigers and their Prey in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex” threw light on the issues surrounding the threw light on the issues surrounding the conservation of this iconic species. The tiger is in grave danger of extinction! We have to act fast if we are to give it a chance to survive well into the future. Poaching is a big issue and our patrolling and intelligence at Belum-Temengor have received positive support from the Orang Asli community and Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Culprits have been apprehended and we will continue to work with the local authorities to address poaching.

The elephant population in Sabah have had their habitat recovered when WWF-Malaysia collaborated with a few companies to manage human-elephant conflict through a friendly approach. The companies have favoured research on elephant movements to identify long-term solutions to habitat connectivity problems. 1,064 ha of plantation land has been set aside for forest connectivity, allowing elephants access to a large forest and food sources.

Thousands of baby turtles (hatchlings) were released safely into the sea, and all this was possible thanks to the support from diving resorts that came forward to help in turtle hatchery management. Without hatcheries, Green and Hawksbill turtle eggs are threatened by human poaching and natural predators.

WWF-Malaysia’s team of dedicated and committed professionals hold no bars. They work relentlessly amidst challenges and obstacles, in pursuit of the organization’s mission - to make sure that Malaysia continues to have healthy populations of wild animals and healthy ecosystems; both for ourselves and our future generations.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” M. Ghandi.


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