Deforestation, which results in the loss of forest, contributes up to 20% of global carbon emissions – more than the total emissions of all the cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships in the world combined! Besides having a devastating impact on the environment, deforestation and climate change also has a direct impact upon human livelihoods.

WWF-Malaysia, as a strong advocate for environmental protection, has been persistently committed to lobby for the protection of our forests. On 9th May 2013, about 19,000 hectares of the state land forest along the Belum-Temengor corridor in northern Perak were gazetted as Amanjaya Forest Reserve to protect this forested corridor from being converted to other land-uses. Such a major conservation achievement was possible largely because WWF-Malaysia was able to foster a close collaboration with the Perak state government.

Although there’s much to celebrate, Belum-Temengor still faces various major threats that will need immediate attention


Numerous foreign poacher camps have been found within this forest complex. Among the treasures that poachers seek are tigers, sambar deer, gaur, pangolins, serow, elephants, in addition to other plant species such as agarwood and Rafflesia. Although currently the habitat is relatively secure, we cannot rule out the possibility that agricultural development such as timber latex clone and oil palm plantations would jeopardize the future of this spectacular forest complex

WE NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTION to help our ongoing efforts to save the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex which include advocating for better management of the forest complex, supporting government-led anti-poaching patrolling, monitoring of tigers and their prey as well as conducting education and awareness-raising programmes among the local communities.

As we continue our efforts to protect the forest, we are helping to ensure the survival of wildlife habitats which are vital for the flora and fauna which reside within it.

LET’S DO ALL WE CAN to ensure that our families, communities and future generations will be able to enjoy and benefit from having a healthy thriving forest.