Hello, supporters of the Malayan tigers. The CAT Walks 2019 is open for registration!
26-27 Jan / 16-17 Feb / 13-14 April
What is CAT?
CAT stands for Citizen Action for Tigers. Since 2010, MYCAT initiated the CAT Walk programme intended to deter poaching and enhance the protection in the corridor. The CAT Walk is the only citizen action programme in Malaysia that allows the concerned citizens who appreciate nature to be directly involved in tiger protection. The focus area is a narrow stretch of forests surrounding Sungai Yu and the key tiger landscape bordering the national park Taman Negara, known as the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor (Yu River Tiger Corridor).
Where is the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor?
The Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor is the most critical ecological corridor in Peninsular Malaysia and a priority area for tiger conservation. The corridor is strategically located between Taman Negara and the Main Range, the only connection link to the two largest tiger landscapes in Kuala Lipis district, Pahang. Bisected by a highway, this area has become highly accessible and extremely vulnerable to poaching activity.
What does CAT walker do?
As a CAT walker, you will be led by an experienced MYCAT leader with the local indigenous Bateq guide to patrol the poaching hotspot areas. For instance, you will assist us to look for signs of illegal activity, snare and traps, as well as animal signs. Any relevant information on the suspected illegal activity is sent to MYCAT’s Wildlife Crime Hotline and MYCAT will relay the information to the park authorities. As a result of our mere presence on the weekends as additional protection, we can see the wildlife return to these areas.
Join us in the fight to save the Malayan tiger by participating in a CAT Walk. You can contribute physically and financially to the continued survival of the critically endangered species.
To join, please follow these steps:
1. Read the Joining Information Pack for more detailed information.
2. Click HERE to select dates, register* and pay**
*Please prepare a PDF copy of your front & back IC (for Malaysian) and passport bearer information page (for non-Malaysian) to complete the registration.
**Payable via online banking (Malaysian banks only) and with a credit card.
Your reservation on a CAT Walk is confirmed once payment is made. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis, and are limited to 10 people/trip. A CAT Walk will take place with a minimum of 5 paid volunteers.
MYCAT Secretariat’s Office
Download the Citizen Action for Tigers brochure here.