Why Tigers?

Tigers need large intact forests to survive, and are called an umbrella species. When weTiger umbrella species save wild tigers and their habitat, we will also save so much more – for both people and wildlife.

Being apex predators, tigers are important to the balance of the ecosystem as they control prey populations. An overabundance of tiger prey like deer or wild boar may affect tree regeneration in the forest or cause harm to crops.

Malaysia’s tigers, found only in Peninsular Malaysia, are living on borrowed time. Only an estimated 300 wild tigers survive and they are gravely threatened.

The Wild Tiger Run 2016, organised by the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja and the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT), aims to highlight Malaysia’s rich biodiversity and its importance to all of us. Full proceeds will be channelled to MYCAT’s tiger conservation efforts.

Come dressed as any Malaysian wild animal to celebrate our wildlife!