In conjunction with Global Tiger Day on 29 July, MYCAT launched their Rewilding Yu reforestation project at Sungai Yu Eco-Viaduct 3, Pahang.
Officiated by Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah of Pahang, Rewilding Yu is a component of the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor Conservation Programme. Its aim is to bring wildlife and forests back to the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor by empowering members of the public and engaging the local community. The Corridor is the last linkage connecting the two largest forested landscapes in Malaysia, the Main Range and Greater Taman Negara, which together forms the fourth largest tiger landscape in the world.
The Sungai Yu Eco-Viaducts became the longest elevated highway for the purpose of wildlife conservation in Asia. Since 2010, over 1,000 members of the public have volunteered to keep wildlife safe at Sungai Yu. The habitat at the Eco-Viaducts needs to be restored with native vegetation in order to provide safe passage to wildlife below the highway. This event is the first step towards securing Primary Linkage 1 against illegal land clearing and poaching, with the ultimate aim of protecting our tigers and other wildlife.