Penan demand acknowledgement of their nomadic livelihood

The Penan speak out against their discrimination as hunters and gatherers: the law should not only acknowledge rights to farmland but also to forest. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) The Penan from Malaysian Borneo are turning to their government requesting the acknowledgement of their right to land, on which they...

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The Borneo Wire Mid 2018

Here is our mid-year wrap up of 2018 Borneo Project news. INDIGENOUS-LED CONSERVATION Our work to promote indigenous-led conservation in Sarawak continues through consultations, workshops, and facilitating meetings with the government. We’re advocating for a socio-ecological study that trains local people to collect data for wide-reaching surveys. In the Amazon,...

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Honoring Matthew Ding Ajang

We are saddened to share the news that Matthew Ding Ajang, a staff member of our local partner TONIBUNG, in Malaysian Borneo passed away this week from a heart attack. Matthew, a technician, was visiting a micro-hydro site in Long Liam with Green Empowerment’s Gabe Wynn and local leaders. His last...

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National Conference on Indigenous Land Rights

Miri – Malaysian indigenous communities gathered in Miri, Sarawak for a one day conference and workshop. The objective of the event is to start collaboration among indigenous communities in the three regions in overcoming the challenges they are facing relating to their native customary lands. The event was organised by...

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The Borneo Wire 2017

Here is our wrap up of 2017 Borneo Project news. LAND RIGHTS UNDER THREAT Native Customary Rights protections challenged in court In October, the Federal Court of Malaysia overturned a decision of the High Court and the Court of Appeal and stripped land rights protections from indigenous communities in Sarawak....

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