KUALA LUMPUR, 21 January – Ministers and senior officials from 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) expressed their commitment to saving wildlife at the fourth Asian Ministerial Conference (AMC4) on Tiger Conservation which s ended today.
The TRCs include Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said in a statement today that the TRCs have also adopted the Kuala Lumpur Joint Declaration on Tiger Conservation, which emphasizes shared commitments to conservation of the tiger.
He said the joint statement reiterated that the TRCs, being custodians of the last remaining tigers in the wild, had a common goal of stabilizing and strengthening wild tiger populations and their prey in their historic ranges, adding that the declaration had given new impetus to achieve that goal.
Over 300 participants, including local and international non-governmental organizations and the private sector, took part in the three-day conference.
The last day of AMC4 ended with a ministerial meeting of the TRCs, chaired by Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Ali Biju and officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. — Bernama