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No time left to save our tigers


Dying out now: A Worldwide Fund for Nature Malaysia inventory exercise a few years ago caught a rare image of a tiger within the Central Forest Spine. It’s much harder to find them now since their numbers have dwindled severely. — WWF

Dying out now: A Worldwide Fund for Nature Malaysia inventory exercise a few years ago caught a rare image of a tiger within the Central Forest Spine. It’s much harder to find them now since their numbers have dwindled severely. — WWF

I CONDUCTED the first ecological study of the Malayan Tiger in Malaysia’s largest national park, Taman Negara, 20 years ago.

During my first research period (1998-2001), we were lucky enough to find signs of the Sumatran rhinoceros in the park. In the subsequent years, the rhino became extinct – without the general public’s knowledge – due to poaching. I promised myself that I would not let the same thing happen to the tiger.

   

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