Ops Belang: A mission to save Harimau Malaya

Published on 13 Mar 2019 7:48:49 PM

Perhilitan has launched "Ops Belang", a 24-hour monitoring of known tiger habitats or “hotspots” in Malaysia in its battle against poaching.

In an exclusive interview with The Star, Perhilitan director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim said the main purpose of Ops Belang is to protect the species of Malaysia’s icon, Harimau Malaya, which is now facing a reduction in numbers to less than 200 due to poaching and snares.