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Support Malaysia Environmental Organizations for Conservation and Endangered Species Protection


Get active and go green with Malaysia environmental organizations to find out how you can play a role in protecting biodiversity. There are many ways to contribute.

  • Join an environmental group and volunteer for a wildlife project.
  • Learn about environmental issues and participate in the discussions.
  • Or just support campaigns with your pocketbook.

In reality every day is earth day. Climate change affects our economies. Illegal logging and rainforest deforestation deplete wild resources. Rampant development on hill slopes leads to devastating landslides. Toxic pollution pours into clean rivers and fragile mangrove ecosystems.

Even pet stores and specialty restaurants offer a menu of endangered species and illegal animal products. And tourist shops trade in souvenir trinkets that speed species extinction.

Everyone is a consumer; everyone can make a choice.

Start off by finding an issue that keys your interest or sign up to be a volunteer for a Malaysia environmental organization.

  • Current Environmental Issues in Malaysia - Come up to speed on nature issues and find a pet topic to follow. Find a way to connect to the planet.

  • Environmental Volunteers in Malaysia - Conservation groups need volunteers to help on projects for a weekend or a month. Find a wild place to put your time and energy to use.

Malaysia Environmental Organizations

WWF-Malaysia tiger footprint

Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as Malayan tigers and sea turtles, to protecting tropical rainforests. Part of the global WWF network, they run more than 75 projects and offer volunteer opportunities.

  • Check Out WWF

Malaysian Nature Society Temenggor

Protecting Malaysia's natural heritage for nearly 70 years, the Malaysian Nature Society promotes the study, appreciation, conservation and protection of biodiversity. Become a member and explore the jungle with other nature lovers and get involved in your local environment.

  • Check Out MNS

Wildlife Conservation Society Asian elephant

Working to save wildlife and wild places with field projects, the Wildlife Conservation Society in Malaysia strives to inspire others through science and education to play an active role. Find a way to support and contribute to the protection of Asian elephants, Malayan tigers, orangutans and other endangered animals.

  • Check Out WCS

TRAFFIC Southeast Asia reptile

Southeast Asia is a major centre for the wildlife and plant trade, such as timber, reptile skins, live birds and turtles. As a result of high levels of wildlife consumerism, unsustainable rates of harvesting are threatening species that were once plentiful closer to animal extinction. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia works with governments, NGOs and researchers to reduce these regional threats.

Wild Asia oil palm sprayers

Focusing on responsible tourism, sustainable agriculture and the conservation of natural areas, Wild Asia serves as a social enterprise to forge partnerships with businesses to foster environmentally sound and socially aware practices that respect local cultures and protect wild places.

Malaysian Conservation Alliance For Tigers (MYCAT) tiger awareness

Threatened by poaching, loss of habitat, and the illegal parts trade, Malaysia's tiger subspecies remains a critically endangered animal. MYCAT is a partnership among Malaysia environmental organizations to work together on tiger conservation, habitat protection and community and public awareness.

Friends of the Earth Malaysia indigenous people

Since 1977, Friends of the Earth Malaysia (Sahabat Alam Malaysia) has engaged in environment and development issues and supports indigenous peoples against deforestation, aids farmers and plantation workers, and assists fishermen threatened by depleting marine resources.


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