Endau Rompin is the southernmost tiger population in Peninsular Malaysia and is contiguous with the central forest spine that extends north, all the way to Thai border. The Endau-Rompin landscape consists of an extensive rainforest that covers over 3,500 km2, however, this large area is a matrix of multiple-use areas that are all controlled by different bodies, such as government agencies from two different Malaysian States, two certifiied sustainable forest management landscapes, two protected areas, and parcels of land currently slated for conversion to palm oil and rubber plantations.
In 2009, the state government, under the banner of the Johor Wildlife Conservation Project, and Tigers Forever made a very significant step in efforts to protect tigers and prey, establishing a legal ban on all commercial hunting activities in the state of Johor, one of the two states that encompass the Endau-Rompin landscape. In addition, there are now multi-agency law enforcement patrols operating in the forests to help prevent illegal activities, and road blocks are being increasingly used to prevent poaching and arrest people trying to transport wildlife meat from the forests to local towns.
Tigers Forever is currently being carried out in this country and five others: