NTCC to begin operation year end
Last Update: 21/07/2019
KUALA NERUS, July 21 (Bernama) -- The National Tiger Conservation Centre (NTCC) , covering 40 hectare, in Lanchang, Pahang, is scheduled for completion and will begin operation by end of the year, said the Department of Wildlife Protection and National Parks director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim.
He said the work on the NTCC project, costing RM15 million, and located near the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary,was now 90 per cent ready.
"Based on plans, tigers in animal-human conflict that are caught will be taken to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre (NWRC) in Sungkai, Perak, first to be treated, before they are transferred to NTCC prior to being returned to their natural habitat,” he told reporters after a public lecture on managing wildlife at University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) here.
Also present was UMT vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar.
In another development, Abdul Kadir said the department closely monitored illegal online sale of wildlife in the country which resulted in the arrest of 50 individuals since 2013.
"We monitor advertisements on social media, such as Facebook, on the sale of wildlife such as pangolin, owl, wild cat, etc,” he added.