You can help save Malaysia’s iconic wildlife
“If we don’t protect these wild places, the future of Malaysia, and the wider world, looks bleak”
WCS Malaysia uses camera traps to monitor key locations in the forest to protect tigers from poachers but there are several problems with this strategy. The cameras get stolen by poachers because they are easily visible. Replacing batteries
and memory cards from the cameras is very time consuming and since there is no cellular coverage in the forest, it is not possible to get real-time images from cameras.
WCS Malaysia require assistance from engineers with this problem. A successful design should:
Elephants are magnificent creatures that keep rainforests healthy and balanced, but sometimes they prefer to look for food in plantations. This crop raidingcauses tension with local villagers which can lead to elephants being killed or translocated. WCS Malaysia is looking for solutions to reduce these human elephant conflictsituations by keeping elephants out of plantations.
A successful design should:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. WCS was first involved in Malaysia in the 1960s with the first ever surveys of orangutans in Sarawak, work that continues to this day. In Peninsular Malaysia, WCS began working alongside the Department of Wildlife and National Parks in the late 1990s on surveys of tigers throughout the Peninsular. By 2007, WCS Malaysia began focusing on specific landscapes and started working with the Johor National Parks Corporation in the Endau-Rompin Johor National Park and the Permanent Reserved Forests surrounding it. In 2010, WCS Malaysia expanded its work into Pahang as well. The aim of the work is to balance development and conservation interests and to protect the region’s wild tiger and elephant populations, among other species.