Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and global travel restrictions, all CATWalks have been suspended until further notice. Stay home and be safe everyone!
Circuit Breaker (Singapore) – 26 March 2020 to 1 June 2020.
Post-Circuit Breaker (Singapore) – 2 June 2020 to (date unknown)
Movement Control Order (Malaysia) – 18 March 2020 to 9 June 2020.
The catwalks (Friday to Sunday) for 2020 are:
January 17 to 19
February 14 to 16
May 15 to 17
June 12 to 15
July 10 to 12
September 11 to 13
October 9 to 11
November 20 to 22
December 11 to 13
There are now less than 200 Malayan Tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) left in the wild in Peninsular Malaysia.
This Malayan sub-species is on the extreme edge of extinction.
The Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) program by the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) involves participants walking on the trails where the Malayan Tiger and other wildlife have been recorded.
The presence of volunteer walkers on these trails discourages illegal and destructive activities such as:
- poaching of wildlife
- cutting of rainforest trees
- burning of rainforest
- clearing rainforest for illegal plantation
These survey walks will:
- report on animal snares and traps encountered so that they can be de-activated by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife.
- submit evidence of wildlife poaching activities encountered to the Wildlife Crime Hotline so that they can be investigated and stopped.
Since the first catwalk in 2010, more than 200 catwalks have been done by more than a thousand volunteer participants from over 28 countries, with more than 160 poaching snares found by walkers and destroyed.
When you participate in a catwalk, you are directly helping in the survival of the Malayan Tiger, protecting its rainforest home and the amazing diversity of plants and animals living there.
If you are able to join in the fight to save the Malayan Tiger from extinction, please contact repeat catwalker Andrew who can provide you with more details and answer your questions to eventually connect you with the person-in-charge of catwalks at the MYCAT office in Kuala Lumpur.
Hp: 985 62262
The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) is an alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia, and is supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia.
Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT)
T: +603.7880.3940 |+6016.908.2602