Saving Tigers Through Building Constituency, Support and Awareness in Schools and Local Communities in Kulim Plantations and Endau-Rompin National Park, Johor.
The aim of this project is to complement on the ground conservation of tigers in Kulim Plantations and the Endau-Rompin National Park through a series of conservation education and awareness programs, specifically on tigers and its conservation. An effective method is to engage school children with knowledge and the importance of conservation of tigers and their habitats. This will be achieved through equipping educators with the propoer tools and training to conduct conservation education and awareness programs on tigers, conservation outreach programs, and fun educational activities for schools and local communities located in and around the project area.
Introduction
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are ecologically and culturally important species facing extinction because of poaching and habitat loss. Malaysia is one of the 15 range countries for tigers and is part of a global initiative called Tiger Forever to save tigers worldwide. Tiger Forever’s focal site in Malaysia is Endau Rompin National Park which is also adjacent to KULIM plantation, where Kelab Sukan & Rekreasi Tiram (KSRT) is based. Conservation and research work on tigers is being carried out by tiger experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS) and Johor National Parks Corporation (JNPC). However it is realized that beyond research and ground conservation, it is vital to engage stakeholders through education, awareness and liaison. One of the most effective ways is through engaging school children and to instill in them a sense of interest, pride and over time, responsibility for natural environment; specifically tigers and tigers habitat.
Objectives of the project:
The overall objective is to complement current research and conservation work with a series of education and awareness programs for schools in and around Kulim/Endau Rompin vicinity, specifically tailored to tiger conservation and raising awareness on tiger-related issues.
The project specific objectives are:
a) To create awareness on tigers and tigers conservation among school children and teachers in the project area through conservation outreach programs (COPs)
b) To empower local educators to help to create awareness on tiger and tiger conservation through trainings and workshop.
To achieve these goals, some activities were planned:
• To develop and implement conservation outreach programs for schools and local communities in and around Kulim plantations/Endau-Rompin National Park.
• To conduct training workshops for educators to empower them to develop and implement tiger conservation.
• To hold competitions on wildlife-themed quizzes, photography, nature-themed artwork and story competition on nature.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Kelab Sukan Dan Rekreasi Tiram
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 4
Grant Amount: US$ 15,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 13,635.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number: MAL/SGP/OP4/Y3/RAF/2010/04
Start Date: 8/2010
End Date: 8/2011
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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