Bank pledges RM1.55mil to protect Malayan tiger


WWF-Malaysia’s team of rangers and field officers who are part of the partnership with Maybank.

WWF-Malaysia and Maybank are continuing their strategic partnership aimed at strengthening Malayan tiger conservation efforts in Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, Perak.

This renewed commitment running from this year to 2027 is dedicated to safeguarding one of Malaysia’s most iconic species amid escalating incidents of human-tiger conflict.

Maybank has pledged RM1.55mil for the first year of the four-year project, enabling WWF-Malaysia to continue its existing work.

“As we continue to address the ongoing conflicts between humans, predators and prey, it is crucial that appropriate actions are taken to promote coexistence, conserve biodiversity and maintain a balanced ecosystem,” said Maybank head of group corporate affairs Izlyn Ramli, who is also Maybank Foundation chief executive officer.

“Maybank’s conservation journey to date is deeply rooted in our purpose-driven mission of humanising financial services.

“Through this renewed partnership, we strive not only to safeguard our tigers and bring about sustainable transformations in Belum-Temengor but also enrich the lives of local communities for generations to come,” she added.

WWF-Malaysia chief executive officer Sophia Lim said our actions today shaped tomorrow’s outcomes.

“Beyond just saving the critically endangered tiger, it’s about reinstating natural balance in our forests.

“Wild animals are absolutely integral to the ecosystem, and their endangerment disrupts the delicate harmony, impacting us all in the long run,” she added.

WWF-Malaysia and Maybank have collaborated since 2016 through the “Strengthening Tiger Conservation in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex” programme.

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