Formed in 2003, Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) was created as a platform to bring the government and NGOs closer together for information exchange and collaboration for tiger conservation. As an alliance, MYCAT was a first; not just here in Malaysia, but in tiger conservation globally. It includes leading nature and wildlife conservation organisations: Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia. MYCAT is supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (DWNP) and has become a symbol of what can be achieved when you put the right people in a room.
Malaysian Nature Society
Malaysian Nature Society is the oldest and largest membership-based NGO in Malaysia with a mission to promote the study, appreciation, conservation and protection of Malaysia’s natural heritage. Working closely with government and private and civil societies, the Society’s core areas include policy and advocacy for habitats and species, involving local communities in environmental education with a strong student programme, as well as addressing Multilateral Environmental Agreement concerns.
TRAFFIC is the international wildlife trade monitoring network. Its mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC helps ensure that wildlife trade is carried out at sustainable levels and in accordance with domestic and international laws and agreements. This is achieved through the investigation, monitoring and reporting of such trade, particularly that which is both potentially detrimental to the survival of flora and fauna and illegal.
Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia
WCS-Malaysia works to save wildlife and wild lands through careful science, conservation education and support for conservation efforts by the government, private sector and civil society. Together, these activities change individual attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both local and global scales.
WWF-Malaysia, the national conservation trust, is committed to safeguarding our country’s natural resources and unique wildlife for all Malaysians. Since 1972, it has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting our highland forests, rivers and seas. WWF-Malaysia’s mission is to stop the degradation of the natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful exploitative consumption.
Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia
DWNP, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, is Peninsular Malaysia’s wildlife authority with the mission to spearhead, coordinate and implement the conservation and sustainable management of the nation’s tropical biological diversity whilst ensuring the sustainable development of the nation towards a fully developed status.