In Ops To Save Tigers, Johor Perhilitan Finds Signs Of Poachers From Abroad.
Thought to number fewer than 200 in the wild, the critically endangered Malayan tiger is being threatened by foreign poachers on home ground.
In a recent Ops Belang, the government’s initiative to protect the dwindling tiger population in its natural habitat, the Johor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) found traps and abandoned camps in the jungle that point to poachers from Indochinese countries ― judging from the food wrappers, food cans and cigarette wrappers found.
“Our initial investigation showed that many of these poachers come from Indochina countries where some came into Malaysia illegally while others have work permits as they are employed in factories here.
While Malaysia is finally stepping up to do something about the terrible state of Malayan tigers, it only points fingers to foreign poachers.
No word still about encroachment or burning down precious habitats by logging companies on behalf of the palm oil and paper and pulp industries.