The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) is, according to the New Straits Times, "an alliance of non-governmental organisations comprising the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Traffic Southeast Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia."[1] It also includes the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.[2]

Malaysian Conservation Alliance For Tigers (MYCAT)
Founded2003 (2003)
FounderKae Kawanishi
MethodLobbying, Research, consultancy

They have estimated the number of tigers left in Malaysia to be between 250 and 340.[3] In 2007, they implemented a hotline to report tiger-related crimes, such as poaching.[4] In order to deter poaching, they organize "Cat Walks", a citizen patrol in danger zones.[5] In 2009, they planned to double the tiger population from 500 to 1000 by 2020,[6][7] but they called this goal "unachievable" in 2014.[8]

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  1. Shahar, Fairuz Mohd (21 September 2013). "Take action with Maybank Wild Tiger Run". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. Sundararaj, Aneeta (26 October 2013). "Tigers, our heritage". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. "Malayan tiger 'critically endangered'". Bangkok Post. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  4. "Tiger hotline gets good response from public". The Star. 22 December 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  5. Heing, Natalie (22 January 2013). "Nature lovers trail after poachers in bid to deter illegal hunting". The Star. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  6. Pakiam, Ranjeetha (16 March 2009). "Tiger Hunters May Fall Prey to Malaysia's Poaching Clampdown". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  7. Li, Tan Cheng (13 January 2009). "Lifeline for tigers". The Star. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  8. Lee, Patrick (15 September 2014). "Malayan tiger now critically endangered, numbering as few as 250". The Star. Retrieved 18 September 2014.

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