Appeal letter

A gift of hope to the Malayan tigers

To our wonderful and dear supporters,

It continually upsets us when news concerning Tigers and other magnificent species indicate a downtrend in overall populations. As you all are more than aware of, the Malayan tiger is on the brink of extinction with numbers plummeting to below 200 individuals. We are now faced with a tipping point, where our collective actions all contribute to the survival of this majestic animal. I do not have to remind you of the alternative.

Approaching the 10th anniversary of CAT Walk, concerned citizens from 36 countries, including yourself, have joined us to protect tigers and many other endangered wildlife along with their habitat at the Yu River Ecological Corridor. We ask that you continue to support strengthening the ongoing efforts that you have valiantly contributed to. Let us together impose our will and make this push.

In April 2019, we launched a pilot initiative to expand CAT Walk by engaging local communities to patrol the adjoining western border of Taman Negara National Park. With only one vehicle for protection however, MYCAT’s efforts in facilitating the movement of these Community Rangers is restricted.

In the spirit of giving and sharing this festive season, I personally and humbly request your support in our appeal for an additional vehicle for this CAT Walk expansion.

Please channel your donations to https://gogetfunding.com/mycat-needs-a-hilux/, and please share this appeal widely among your friends, family members and contacts.

The extinction of the Sumatran Rhinoceros serves as a painful reminder of what inaction could lead to. No action or contribution is insignificant. We remain hopeful that with your generosity, the Malayan tiger population will see an increase in the next few years. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year!

Kae Kawanishi, PhD
General Manager

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The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers is the alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Society of Selangor, WCS-Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.