The Baram Peace Park – or Taman Damai Baram – is a community initiative designed to protect Sarawak’s last islands of primary forest, celebrate local cultures, and develop sustainable livelihoods. The vision is spearheaded by communities in the upper reach of the Baram River in northern Sarawak, who want to stop logging in their ancestral lands and develop alternative income sources.
The park is currently being negotiated with the Sarawak government and communities are discussing the scope and character of the park. The final form of the park depends on the outcome of these community discussions.
The Borneo Project is working with Malaysian community organizations Keruan and SAVE Rivers as well as international NGOs Bruno Manser Fund to support the communities in their process to establish the Baram Peace Park.