Save Malayan Tiger by Stopping Logging

Target: Malaysia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Dr. Lian Kok Fei

Goal: Protect the Malayan Tiger from extinction by stopping logging in the Temengor Rainforest.

The Malayan Tiger, a sub-species of tiger found only in the Malay Peninsula and the southern part of Thailand, is in danger of extinction. Until 2004, these Malayan tigers were classified the same as the Indochinese tiger until tests showed it to be a separate subspecies. There are only about 500 of this sub-species, with only 3,200 wild tigers remaining in the world.

The largest continuous forest area in Peninsular Malaysia, Belum-Temengor, is the tiger’s main habitat, but the forest is at risk of a devastating amount of deforestation from logging. Since the completion of the construction of the East-West Highway, the highway has provided easier access for timber extraction from the jungles and has been encouraging deforestation. There are also plans to convert the natural forest along the East-West Highway to plantation forests.

We ask that Malasyia put an end to logging Temengor Rainforest and help save the Malayan tiger from extinction by providing “protected, unfragmented habitat.” The Temengor Rainforest is one of the last safe places for the Malayan tiger, and we must strive to keep this struggling species alive.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Lian Kok Fei,

A sub-species of tiger found only in the Malay Peninsula and the southern part of Thailand known as the Malayan tiger is in danger of extinction. These Malayan tigers were classified the same as the Indochinese tiger until tests showed it to be a separate subspecies in 2004. There are only about 500 living members of this sub-species, with only 3,200 wild tigers remaining in the world.

The tiger’s main habitat is Belum-Temengor, the largest continuous forest area in Peninsular Malaysia. Unfortunately, the forest has been exposed to a devastating amount of deforestation from logging. The recently completed East-West Highway has provided easier access for timber extraction from the jungles and has been encouraging an increase in logging activity. There are also plans to convert the natural forest along the East-West Highway to plantation forests.

We ask that Malasyia help save the Malayan tiger from extinction by providing “protected, unfragmented habitat” and through stopping the logging in Temengor Rainforest. The Temengor Rainforest is one of the last safe places for the Malayan tiger, and we ask that you help us in ensuring the survival of this struggling species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Malcolm via Wikimedia Commons

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