Tiger Landscape: Central Forest Spine (Taman Negara Belum)
Logging operations and road development pose a big threat to tiger habitat, and conversion of forests to agriculture or commercial plantations has resulted in more frequent encounters between tigers and livestock. Human-tiger conflict has resulted in very strong negative sentiments towards tigers.
WWF's work in this lansdcape includes:
- Mitigating human-wildlife conflict
WWF has been leading an initiative to reduce human-wildlife conflict through better livestock management. By helping farmers build more secure cattle sheds, livestock predation has been significantly reduced. WWF also managed to reverse a decision by a Malaysian state government to eliminate all tigers.
- Tiger research
WWF has helped set up camera traps to monitor tiger populations.
- Awareness raising
Education efforts include comic books describing how to avoid human-tiger conflict, and the Tigers Alive! campaign which includes a website for children
- Land-use planning and management
WWF-Malaysia helps state governments make tiger-friendly planning decisions. In addition, WWF is also working on management of High Conservation Value Forests.