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Sentinels of tigers, and Mother Nature.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Sentinels of tigers, and Mother Nature.

Rewilding Yu By Tina Salleh Communications Officer, MYCAT Our launch of the Rewilding Yu reforestation project on Global Tiger Day, July 29th, was a surreal experience. We had planned this day – and even had nightmares about the all the things that could possibly go wrong – for so long, that it did not feel real to me until the guests started to arrive. Malaysia is one of a few countries where wild tigers have survived a century of unsustainable industrial revolution and decades of poaching.Remarkable in itself, yet their days are numbered. We realised that a new approach was needed...

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Tigers on #WorldTeachersDay

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Tigers on #WorldTeachersDay

Sending lots of respect to all the teachers on #worldteachersday! EDUCATION We are frequently approached by Schools and Colleges to talk about wild tigers and conservation. We’d like to share a lesson plan with you that we thought was fabulously executed by Mossford Green Primary for students in years 3 & 4, during Winter ’16 Term. They have used tigers as their cross curricular topic for the Autumn Term. Activity 1  (Fun welcome back to school) The children returned to school to find their classrooms had been vandalised and that bones had been scattered throughout. Initial...

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What are you doing about tiger farms?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

What are you doing about tiger farms?

To some, the idea of farming tigers, as we farm say chickens or cows may seem a productive and efficient way to stop tigers being poached in the wild. A basic logic dictates, that not only does this ensure a plentiful supply for endangered species consumers, but that farms will act as some sort of magical wand that alleviates the need for criminals to poach tigers to order from the wild. China is the biggest actor in this industry, however, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and even Korea are all major wildlife consumers and are implicit in the trafficking and manufacturing of endangered species...

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One man’s dream to bring the forest back to Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

One man’s dream to bring the forest back to Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor

By Kae Kawanishi  – General Manager/Head of Conservation  MYCAT A team of MYCAT senior staff came out of the interview room and reported, “Kae, he’s a keeper, but watch out … he’s like you.” By that, they meant that he’s strong willed and very independent (not stubborn and non-cooperative). Through my 18 years of experience in the struggle to save wildlife in Malaysia, I have realised that if the fate of the Malayan tiger was dependent on the government and a handful of conservation professionals like us, they will go extinct in my lifetime. If the laws are blatantly...

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Ramadan and tigers

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Ramadan and tigers

Each year, the FFI Tiger Protection Teams in Sumatra, Indonesia face greater instances of snares in the protected area of Kerinci Seblat National Park. Poachers take advantage during the fasting season, indiscriminately laying snares in the hope that as well as deer they will catch their main prize; the Sumatran Tiger. To combat the poachers, Tiger Protection Units work tirelessly in competition against each other to see who can find and destroy the most snares.  Points are awarded depending on the type of snare found, i.e. 500 points – active tiger snares, 50 points – active...

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Toughest ever sanctions against tiger poachers in Indonesia

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Toughest ever sanctions against tiger poachers in Indonesia

Tiger Protection and Conservation Units (TPCUs) in Kerinci Seblat National Park are proud to announce that they have secured the toughest ever penalties seen in Indonesia against  tiger poachers, and a tiger trader. This was a team effort, helped by your continued support and donations.  The severity of the sentences handed down to these criminals indicates that the Indonesian government is making positive steps to deter wildlife criminals. We’re so proud to be a very small part of this huge effort, from tip-off, to arrests, right through to the final stages of prosecution and...

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