About Our Campaign
Who We Are
Save The Malayan Tiger (Selamatkan Harimau Malaya), led by the Regent of the state of Pahang, HRH Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, is a conservation campaign in Malaysia dedicated to safeguarding the Harimau and the environments in which they live.
Save The Malayan Tiger Pledge by HRH Tengku Hassanal
The majestic Malayan tiger, the symbol of the strength and bravery of our people, has long roamed free across the Malay Peninsula. Today however, this magnificent animal is Critically Endangered. We need decisive and determined action, to save the Malayan tiger.
Therefore, I, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, pledge that I will make it my solemn duty to ensure that I will do my best to help bring back the Malayan tiger from the brink of extinction.
It is my wish that the Government of Pahang commits to fully implementing urgent actions to conserve the Malayan tiger; in particular;
● the highest priority is given to establishing effective enforcement units to eradicate the scourge of poaching in our forests, and to ensure that poachers and their enablers are apprehended and brought to justice;
● core tiger habitats, starting with the Greater Taman Negara Landscape, are protected without delay to safeguard essential tiger habitat and to prevent further habitat loss;
● the connectivity of important wildlife corridors in the Central Forest Spine is restored with the protection of the primary and secondary linkages;
In order to achieve the three urgent actions above:
● we shall avail ourselves of essential knowledge, technology, resources, and technical assistance from both local and international experts; and
● we shall support strong collaboration with the Federal Government and adjacent state governments
If we undertake these actions wholeheartedly, I believe that we can save the tiger, a revered icon of Malaysia, and in so doing, we will safeguard forests which are a critical part of our nation’s irreplaceable heritage of biodiversity, providing essential ecosystem services for the well-being of our people.
Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia HRH Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is a member of the Pahang Royal Family and currently reigning as Regent and 4th Crown Prince of Pahang (Pemangku Raja Pahang). His father is His Majesty the King of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and his mother is Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
Tengku Hassanal was proclaimed as the Tengku Mahkota of Pahang and Pemangku Raja Pahang on 29 January 2019. He is currently serving as Regent throughout his father’s 5-year reign as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
His first official duty as Regent of Pahang was becoming the state representative at the Swearing-in Ceremony of his father, Sultan Abdullah, as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia on 31 January 2019. He also became Pahang’s representative at his father’s installation ceremony on 30 July 2019.
Tengku Hassanal holds the position of Head of the Pahang Royal Council and Head of the Council of Religion and Malay Custom of Pahang. He is also the Chancellor of the Islamic University of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah. Furthermore, after participating in University Malaysia Pahang’s ‘Sustainable Cycling Programme: Campus Greening Initiative,’ Tengku Hassanal was appointed as the Royal Patron for the University Malaysia Pahang Volunteers.
Through Tengku Hassanal’s engagement and care for the community, he has been appointed the Royal Patron of the Malaysian Deaf Sports Association, Malaysian Blind Football Association, Pahang Youth Council, and Pahang Head of Village Union.
With a deep interest in environmental conservation, Tengku Hassanal is the current Royal Patron for the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, a turtle conservation center in Pahang that the government set up to research and protect the species of turtles that nest in Malaysia. Furthering his efforts for wildlife conservation, Tengku Hassanal is also the Royal Patron of Pahang Wildlife Protection.
As heir to the throne of Pahang (Pemangku Sultan Pahang), Tengku Hassanal underwent military training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom, for 44 weeks in 2019. He graduated from Sandhurst on 13 December 2019 with 242 other cadet officers commissioned at the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst.
On 21 January 2020, the Pemangku Sultan Pahang was conferred the second lieutenant rank. Upon completing military training, Tengku Hassanal was assigned to the 4th Mechanised Brigade of the 12th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment based in Pahang.
For tertiary education, Tengku Hassanal pursued further education at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and completed a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.
About HRH Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah
Founded in 2006, Panthera is devoted to the conservation of the world’s 40 species of wild cats and the vast ecosystems they inhabit. Panthera is led by a team of multinational scientists, law enforcement professionals, and other wild cat advocates. In the ‘Save The Malayan Tiger’ campaign by HRH Tengku Hassanal, Panthera is the primary partner as they train the local rangers.
Panthera’s team includes over 100 staff working and leading projects in over 35 countries across four continents. Panthera Malaysia was established in 2020 to strengthen and expand Panthera’s presence in-country by promoting our vision and strategic approach to wild cat conservation.
Panthera’s Harimau programs are guided by the Tigers Forever Protocol, a blueprint to guide the tiger conservation work at the ground level. It is designed to secure and recover core populations of tigers through a series of 19 essential steps. Success has been seen in some sites, where populations of tigers have stabilized and begun to recover. Every landscape is unique, and recovery rates vary depending on multiple factors. But the three main ingredients for natural healing happen to remain the same:
1. Inviolate Space: ensuring tigers and their prey have enough space safe from poaching threats
2. High prey availability.
3. Functional connectivity ensures tigers have room to disperse and connect with other Core Areas to maintain genetic diversity.