The Wildlife Warriors need your help! Your generous contributions will enable them and the rest of the tiger conservation team to continue in their work to help increase the population of Malayan Tigers in the wild.
Field biologist doing a ‘test shot’ after setting up a camera-trap. The purpose of this is to ensure the camera-trap has been activated before leaving the location.
WWF-Malaysia’s Wildlife Warriors are experienced field biologists who battle difficult challenges in their conservation quest to help save the Malayan Tigers.
What does a field biologist do?
Carry out surveys to obtain data on tiger ecology and its prey.
Set and manage camera traps, which are vital tools in estimating tiger density and to evaluate the success of our tiger conservation interventions and efforts.
Meeting and working with stakeholders, ranging from government agencies to indigenous communities/ Orang Asli.
Analyse data and produce reports. The data gained from fieldwork is critical to inform and motivate stakeholders to take action to improve the effectiveness of tiger conservation efforts.
Compile and process Global Positioning System (GPS) data collected in the field.
The more senior Field Biologists also manage teams, plan conservation efforts, review documents as well as participate in stakeholder meetings and workshops.
Your collective support will help us fund the equipment and field running costs needed for our Wildlife Warriors to carry out their work. Field equipment such as camera-traps and vehicles also need to be replaced periodically due to wear and tear.
Conducting intensive fieldwork also involves having to hire multiple field assistants, as well as purchasing consumables such as field rations and batteries for camera-traps. Please help support our conservation efforts with a monetary gift to ensure that the teams carry out their work smoothly.
Below are EXAMPLES of the cost for field equipment/consumables used by our tiger conservation team members.
|Item||Cost per unit (RM)|
|Rations for 2-week field trip (per pax)||200|
|Camera-trap batteries (per camera)||20|
|Item||Cost per unit (RM)|
|Off-road tyres (per vehicle)||3,000|
|GPS (Global Positioning System) Unit||1,300|
|First aid kit||100|
Camera-trap picture of an adult tiger taken at the Belum-Temengor Corridor.
Wildlife Corridor Gazetted!
The State Land Forest linking Belum and Temengor is an important wildlife corridor which is actively used by tigers and other large mammals. This was highlighted by WWF-Malaysia through an ecological study conducted in 2010. These findings were then actively communicated and socialised to government agencies and the general public through a series of meetings and publications. In May 2013, The Perak State Government officially gazetted 18,866 hectares of state land forest along this corridor as a Permanent Reserved Forest. Then in 2015, the construction of a wildlife crossing across the East-West Highway which divides Belum-Temengor, was completed by the Federal Government. These are commendable commitments, and a crucial step towards ensuring the long-term conservation of tigers and other species in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex.