Tiger Range Countries reiterate commitment to boost tiger population, adopt KL Joint Statement


KUALA LUMPUR: The ministers and senior officers from 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) have expressed their commitment to saving the wildlife on the Fourth Asia Ministerial Conference (AMC4) on Tiger Conservation which ended on Friday (Jan 21).

The TRCs encompass Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Energy and Natural Resources Ministry in an announcement on Friday stated the TRCs additionally adopted the Kuala Lumpur Joint Statement on Tiger Conservation which emphasised joint commitments in the direction of tiger conservation.

It stated the joint assertion reiterated that the TRCs, being custodians of the final remaining tigers within the wild, have a typical aim of stabilising and strengthening wild tiger populations and their prey throughout their historic ranges, including that the assertion caused renewed impetus to obtain this aim.

More than 300 individuals together with native and worldwide non-governmental organisations and the personal sector took half within the three-day convention.

The remaining day of AMC4 culminated with a ministerial assembly of TRCs, chaired by Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Datuk Ali Biju and officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. – Bernama

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