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The Malayan Tiger is a sub-species of tiger that are found only on the Malay Peninsula and in the southern tip of Thailand. Until 2004, they were classified as the Indochinese tiger until DNA testing showed it to be a separate subspecies.There are around 500 of this sub-species; the other 5 sub-species make up the world's last remaining 3,200 wild tigers.
Belum-Temengor, the largest continuous forest complex in Penissular Malaysia, is tiger habitat, but Temengor faces considerable deforestation from logging. With the recent construction of the East-West Highway, new towns and industrial areas have developed, and the Highway provides more access for the extraction of timber from the jungles. Additionally, there are plans to convert natural forest into plantation forests along the East-West Highway.
We ask Malaysia to stop logging in the Temengor Rainforest and save the Malayan Tiger from extinction by providing protected, unfragmented habitat. The Belum-Temengor Forest Complex is one of the last refuges for amazing, yet highly threatened wildlife, such as the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant and Sunda pangolin.
Dr. Lian Kok Fei
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Level 6, Wisma Sumber Asli, No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 4
Putrajaya - 62574
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