Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia), abbreviated PERHILITAN, is a governmental organisation that is responsible for the protection, management and preservation of wildlife and national parks in Peninsular Malaysia.

Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia
Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara
(PERHILITAN)
Semenanjung Malaysia
Department overview
Formed1896 (1972)
Preceding Department
  • Game Department
    (Jabatan Mergastua)
TypeFederal government (Peninsular)
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
HeadquartersKm 10, Jalan Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-90866800
MottoWildlife For Future Generations
(Hidupan Liar Untuk Generasi Akan Datang)
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Dato’ Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim, Director-General
Parent DepartmentMinistry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
Websitewww.wildlife.gov.my
Footnotes
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The department was established under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 which consolidated all the state game departments in Peninsular Malaysia. As of 2006, the department is placed under the purview of Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. It is headed by a director-general and that post is currently held by Dato’ Abdul Kadir bin Abu Hashim.

National parks in Sabah are the responsibility of the Sabah Wildlife Department and Sabah Parks while for Sarawak, it is under Sarawak Forest Corporation.

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