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Indigenous Land Rights Vital to Climate Change Solutions

March 25, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

Malaysiakini’s article highlights the importance of government respect for indigenous land rights, particularly due to the impact of development on the Earth’s climate. Indigenous peoples in Malaysia have a longstanding history of sustainable land management, as their traditional livelihoods depend on the health of their natural environments. Before implementing laws for sustainable development on land inhabited by indigenous…

 
Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Healthy rivers mean healthy communities, forests in Sarawak

March 13, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

March 14th will mark the 18th annual International Day of Action for Rivers. Thousands of participants from around the world can find camaraderie in the international community advocating for the protection of rivers. It is a day to celebrate our rivers and the work we have achieved fighting for them as well as to spread…

 
Blockade at Lg Kesesh Km 15

Baram Dam Blockade Celebrates 500th Day!

March 7, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

  MIRI – 7th March. Today, the Baram villagers, resisting the proposed Baram dam, mark the 500thdays since the blockades were launched. On the 23rd October 2013, villagers from 30 settlements in the Baram district set up blockades in Long Lama and Long Keseh to foil works on the Baram dam project. The blockaders evicted…