What you'll do
Protect the wild tigers, other endangered wildlife and forests at the Yu River Tiger Corridor from illegal hunting, logging, mining and other destructive activities. Such crimes are reported to MYCAT's Wildlife Crime Hotline who relays the information to authority for enforcement action. I will brief everyone on safety before entering the forest. The jungle trekking usually lasts for 5 hours covering a distance of less than 10km. The terrain is wet and undulating with high humidity of a typical tropical rainforest. We will stop for a long lunch break (meals and refreshments not provided) and take shorter breaks as needed. We will stop to record wildlife signs such as footprints, scratch marks and faeces. In the morning, you could hear the gibbons howling and the calls from the cicadas and birds will keep you accompany throughout the day. You will help check a camera-trap, which was setup to monitor presence of wildlife, and download the data. You will get to see the images of unsuspecting creatures secretly captured by the camera! We may cross a knee-deep river. After exiting the forest, you will plant and water tree saplings towards reforesting the degraded areas.
The Malaysian rainforest is one of the most fantastic ecosystems on the planet. It is still vast and wild, exciting and enthralling but also paradoxically calming at the same time. Unfortunately this is under threat due to negative human encroachment issues including the poaching of tigers and their prey. The MYCAT model of empowering citizens to enable them to help protect the forest and wildlife at this critical wildlife corridor, whilst enjoying immersing themselves in nature is both inspiring and the reason I joined MYCAT. Let's do it together.
About the organization
Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) focused exclusively on the conservation of tigers, their habitats and prey species in Malaysia. MYCAT developed Malaysia's first National Tiger Conservation Action Plan, the roadmap that details the direction and specific actions required to secure a future for wild Malayan tiger populations. This programme implements one of the Plan's actions.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to MYCAT.
Forest entry permit
Digging & planting tools
Where you'll be
We will be at the Yu River Tiger Corridor, in Pahang, located 200km to the north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The Corridor is an important area for conservation of wildlife because it is the last east-west connection between the two largest forest complexes in Peninsular Malaysia. The forests here range from degraded shrubby to maturing secondary forests. Besides the forest, the Yu River is also an important habitat for wildlife.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
There is no public transport available to the Yu River Tiger Corridor. The most convenient way to get there and back from where you are is to get on a chauffeured rental car.
The realm of the wild Malayan tigers
$197 / personNew experience
$197 / person