Tiger & turtle conservation in Malaysia

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tiger & turtle conservation in Malaysia


During this 3 week adventure in Peninsular Malaysia you will not only help Tiger and Turtles but also the other animals that live in the same ecosystem.

The best thing you can do for wild populations of Tigers is to remove snares. The area where you will walk actually has the highest density of poachers in Malaysia. Through walking in the area you will not only remove any snares you find but also your sheer presence will deter poachers from visiting this area. Poachers don't want to be seen so will move to other areas if more people visit the area. Plus you will also help to collect vital camera trap data from the camera traps set along the border of Taman Negara - Malaysia's largest national park.

Most nights during your second and third week you will guard a Green Sea Turtle nesting beach. If any come ashore you will help guard the nesting mothers from tourists and poachers who may interfere with her laying. You will help to collect photos for a vital sea turtle identification and movement map which will be used to develop a localised management plan for Sea Turtles in the islands.


This programme supports the local community through various means.

1) You will most likely buy food from the local restaurants, helping to increase the income to these restaurants. The local restaurants make the best food, so you are ready for a full days jungle walk.

2) You will conduct a three hour English session with the local Batek tribe. English is vital for these people to benefit from tourism. There are many instances in Malaysia and around the world where local tribes have been exploited by tourism as they are unable to communicate with the general international tourist.

3) You will live the life of a Batek and learn about their language and culture. This day will enable you to understand how they live and how the local forest tribes harvest the rainforests sustainably.

4) You will use local transport when being transferred from Taman Negara to the Perhentian Islands. Using local transport reduces your carbon footprint and also benefits the local people.

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