What is Malayan Tiger Pledge competition about?
In 2018, Nepal made history by successfully doubling its tiger numbers. The establishment of a National Tiger Conservation Committee and Wildlife Crime Control Coordination Committee played a significant role in this, and in achieving 365 days of zero-poaching for rhinos, elephants and tigers between 2013 and 2014.
Protecting our national treasure - the Malayan tiger is not just the responsibility of the government alone, it is a joint effort that requires collaboration with NGOs, corporates, government, local communities and the everyday Malaysian.
Therefore, we are inviting all Malaysians to pledge and call for the establishment of a National Tiger Committee chaired by the highest political will in the country. This will allow executive decisions on policy, allocation of resources, enforcement and land management favourable for tiger conservation to be implemented.
We need your help to get as many voices to support the Malayan Tiger through pledges! To make things more interesting, Eco-Schools and FEE EcoCampuses in Malaysia can stand a chance to win seed grants from WWF-Malaysia!
Why is it important?
Tigers are one of the world’s most iconic species. Being part of our planet’s natural heritage, they have great cultural and historical significance.
As an apex predator, Malayan tigers keep populations of prey species in check, which helps maintain the balance in the ecosystem. This is not only important for wildlife, but for people too. Their habitat is natural forest, which we as humans rely on as well. Whether it is directly for our livelihoods or indirectly for food, for carbon sequestration or for other vital ecosystem services.
It’s now or never. By protecting tigers, we are protecting much more than just a species. We are safeguarding the quality of our own lives and the quality of the lives of our future generations.
Who is this competition for and when is the closing date?
The Malayan Tiger Pledge competition is open to schools and universities registered under the Eco-Schools and FEE EcoCampus programmes in Malaysia. Closing date to collect the pledges is by 11:59 pm 21 June 2020 (Sunday), So hurry!
My school/university is interested in taking part. How to sign up?
Great! You need to complete the Malayan Tiger Pledge competition registration form and our team will provide you with a Starter Pack, containing important guides and information for your school/university to run the pledge competition. You can find competition's terms and conditions in the sign up form via the link below :
What are the winning prizes?
Top three winners will stand a chance to win seed grants worth a total of RM 10,000, exclusive WWF merchandises, winning trophies and certificates. Sounds great, right
Interested to run the LEAF programme in addition to Eco-Schools Programme and FEE EcoCampus Programme?
Please send your queries here & I will get in touch with you the soonest.
Saufi Aiman Mohd Jamil
Education for Sustainable Development Programme
Tel: 03-7450 3773 Ext 6320