Dear Tiger supporters and ambassadors,
As we delve deeper into the year, our strength of resolve lies in the fabric we have woven into the community that reside between forests and field. A community where a unique culture walked the earth before time, and continues to carve its future by endeavour and spirit. Our Bateq allies possess an affinity for the jungle that is inimitable, a kinship born of respect and conversance. Their efforts in protecting wildlife and replenishing nature make us believe in a future full of wildlife that illuminate imagination.
Our habitat restoration team led by Alexander Jack has been going from strength to strength, even through the pandemic, tirelessly planting seedlings and nuturing a new generation of giants. For Tigers, magnificent as they are rely on prey, and prey in turn rely on abundant vegetation that flourish in the tropical edens that once extended from shore to shore.
"Their reverence and respect inspired me to join in the fight to save the forest they see as an existential network, a realm where bonding of peoples and landscapes manifest" Alex says of his adopted Bateq clan.
The team restores forests and enriches habitat to ensure that wildlife have viable resource in peninsula Malaysia's most important wildlife corridor. In 3 years the team has succesfully raised 25,000 native seedlings, species spanning from strangling figs to emergent leviathans, from seed to sprout to fruit. All to provide valuable and needed resources for wildlife to recolonize the area. Threatened species have shown signs of recovery from past unchecked poaching activities, stemming from increased protection and presence.
The goal is simple, to re-wild the fractured landscape to provide a safe haven for flora and fauna. Our efforts in wildlife protection and habitat restoration cannot continue absent of the Bateq, and your continued support.
We are all stewards of this planet.