These included awareness sessions, workshops, competitions, exhibitions, talks by tiger conservationists and the continued sale of BSKL for Malayan Tigers merchandise, like caps, t-shirts, metal straws, bags and more. They also organised the second BSKL Tiger Day, which included educational components supported by the three conservation partners and several other activities focused on tiger conservation. The whole school dressed up in the colours of the tigers on that day.
“Many efforts have been undertaken by the Government in ensuring the conservation of wildlife specifically for the Malayan Tiger. The role of corporate bodies, environmental NGOs, academia, and the media are crucial in implementing the responsibilities of creating awareness among the younger generation and garnering public support for tiger conservation and wildlife protection in general. PERHILITAN call upon the support from the public to come together and support the Government’s efforts in fulfilling the commitments to conserve the Malayan Tiger, a species that is the pride of the country, the symbol of sovereignty and the Government of Malaysia.” said Director General, Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Ybhg. Dato’ Abdul Kadir Bin Abu Hashim.
“The effort to prevent our Malayan tigers from becoming extinct is not only the responsibility of the government and the leaders of society. In fact, the effort must come from all walks of life and I congratulate your school for taking up this initiative to raise funds, contributing directly to organisations involved in the front lines to combat the loss of our tigers, We talk about leaving a better planet for our children, but we also need to leave better informed children for our planet. Looking at what the students of BSKL have achieved all on their own, I have much hope in you as warriors for our future,” said Dr Henry Chan, Conservation Director for WWF-Malaysia.
“I had an immense pleasure today to meet the young tiger ambassadors and show them the real impact they are making for Malaysia’s wildlife and their forest. Thank you, Sasha, Zac and BSKL for doing what you can to help save Malayan tigers.” Dr Kae Kawanishi, Head of Conservation for MYCAT.
Having successfully circumvented the challenges posed by the pandemic to their mission to spread awareness and raise funds for tiger conservation in Malaysia, both Sasha and Zac are now more confident than ever, that no matter what may happen, BSKL for Malayan tigers will continue to make a difference in the effort to save Malaysia’s national animal from extinction.