The Malayan tiger inhabits the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula. The population was estimated at between 250 to 340 adult individuals in 2013.
Humans and human activities are what constitute the only threats to the Malaysian tiger. Exploding human populations have caused most of the rainforest to be converted to agricultural use which creates a huge habitat loss.
Also poachers have infiltrated the forests of Malaysia and plundered its wildlife, including tigers. Malaysian wildlife is in high demand in Asian markets for use as folk medicine and as a sign of wealth.