ON Oct 26, the Lipis District Forestry Office, Lipis District and Land Office, the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) and members of the public planted over 100 tree seedlings in the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor, Pahang. The corridor is the last linkage between Malaysia’s largest tiger landscapes – the Main Range and Greater Taman Negara. The trees for tigers were planted at Puncak Botak, a clear-felled patch of forest on a hilltop discovered by MYCAT volunteers in April last year.
Straddling over the corridor are the three eco-viaducts of the Central Spine Road. Despite the foresight of the Government to build the green infrastructure, the forest surrounding the viaducts have become sparse and are unable to support wildlife population due to poaching and illegal clearing.