Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Crisis

23 November marks the anniversary of the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit which sets the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by 2022. But Southeast Asia is experiencing a wildlife crisis.

More and more traps called “snares’ are set by poachers in the wilderness. They capture anything from a flagship species like the tiger to a wild boar and are set faster than they can be removed.

© Luke Wait / WWF


WWF is working with the Orang Asli, indigenous people living in the dense tropical evergreen forest of Malaysia to help remove snares. Though they lack enforcement powers, they report poaching incidents to aid enforcement operations by government agencies. These teams are able to frustrate the poachers by continuously dismantling snares and deterring them with their presence. 

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© Abdul Razak Latif


We are rallying behind a renewed political will in Malaysia to save the Malayan tigers. Sign our global pledge in support of a National Tiger Committee within the local government so executive decisions can be implemented. There is no better opportunity to shine a spotlight on the people, nature and wild tigers in Malaysia than now.

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