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Canon and Malaysian Nature Society Steps Up Malayan Tapir Conservation Efforts

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It is estimated that the current population of the Malayan Tapir sits between 1,100 to 1,500 in this country. Over three generations, the Malayan Tapir population has declined by more than 50%, largely due to the conversion of its habitat to palm oil plantations and other human developments. Due to the declining numbers of the Malayan Tapir, the species is officially listed as an endangered species under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.[1]

To help nourish and shelter the Malayan Tapirs, Canon Marketing Malaysia (“Canon”) extends its commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable environment through its annual One Canon One Tree initiative with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). From today to 8 December 2021, Canon and MNS urge the public to play their part in the protection of endangered wildlife by planting virtual trees on the One Canon One Tree microsite. Each tree planted online will be physically sowed by both organizations at the Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre that has safely rescued, treated and released many tapirs back to the wild.[2]

In continuation to last years’ collaboration, the initiative aims to continue raising awareness about the Malayan Tapir, and their current status within our ecosystem.

“Canon is proud to wrap up the year with the One Canon One Tree initiative with our staff members to support the Malayan Tapir conservation efforts. Doing our part in preserving the flora and fauna, we are determined to keep this up through education and active participation via our sustainability exercises,” said Mr. Andrew Koh, President and CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia.

“As a company, we are driven by the Kyosei Philosophy. Not only do we strive to drive forward the innovations of digital imaging solutions, but we also emphasise our responsibilities in bettering the community and our environment,” added Koh. “MNS appreciates the continued effort on Canon’s part in taking care of Malaysia’s unique flora and fauna. It is inspiring to see Canon and all aspects of society coming together to preserve nature . We hope to continue this effort as long as possible as we continue to educate the public on the importance of our environment and the impact we are leaving behind for future generations,” said I.S Shanmugaraj Subramaniam, Executive Director of MNS.

In addition to the tree planting efforts, 60 lucky netizens will stand a chance of winning The Hive Zero Waste Bundles, which include reusable cutlery, sisal soap bag, mesh bag and drink out set throughout the One Canon One Tree contest that runs from now until 8 December 2021. For more details on how to participate, “Like” Canon Malaysia’s  Facebook page and follow Canon Malaysia’s Instagram account.



[1]  Malayan Tapir Roadkill in Peninsular Malaysia
[2] One Canon One Tree

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