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4th Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation

The 4th Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation was hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource (KeTSA) and Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), Malaysia in association with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) from 19 to 21 January 2022.

During the first day, TRCs presented National updates with respect to the GTRP Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP). Several urgent and emerging issues related to the tiger agenda were discussed on day two, viz. Human Wildlife Conflict, Community-based Conservation Initiatives, Habitat Management, Wildlife Monitoring, Capacity Building of Frontline Staff, Effective Management of Protected Areas, Regional Funding Models/Sustainable Financing, Financial Resource Mobilization, Landscape Level Approach in Tiger Conservation, and various facets of Tiger Governance.

On the final day, the Prime Minister of Malaysia addressed the conference. Country statements were presented by ministers/country representatives of the 13 TRCs. In this ministerial gathering, the 14-point “Kuala Lumpur Declaration” was adopted along with the endorsement of the “Financial Resource Mobilization- An Appraisal of Gaps” study, and the Southeast Asian countries reiterated the commitment for the Southeast Asia Tiger Action Plan (STRAP).