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From The Field: Protecting the last Malayan tigers

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An image of an endangered Malaysian tiger, pictured by a camera trap.

The Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species, at a real risk of extinction, mainly as a result of illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking: according to the Malaysian authorities, fewer than 200 are left.

From The Field: Protecting the last Malayan tigers

Setting up a camera trap to monitor wildlife and encroachment in Malaysia., by UNDP

But a fight to save the tigers is underway: in the last two years, more than 1,000 tiger traps have been destroyed, and a team supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) conducts patrols in illegal hunting hotspots.

Rangers are involved in monitoring, intelligence gathering, and enforcement activities, and successfully cutting wildlife crimes.

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You can read the whole article, released to mark International Tiger Day, celebrated on July 29, here.

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