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WWF Accuses APRIL of Breaking Sustainability Commitment by Logging Rainforest in Borneo

The World Wide Fund for Nature has accused Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), a Singapore-based pulp and paper giant, of breaking its recent conservation commitment by destroying rainforest in Indonesian Borneo. Read more below to find out what information this claim is based on and how APRIL has responded. Read more on Mongabay. Read…

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“Fight For Your Rights!” – Norway’s Indigenous Sami People Encourage Sarawak Dam Opposition

The indigenous people of Norway have shown their support of the delegation from Borneo in the fight against Sarawak’s twelve planned dams. Read more below to find out how the Sami’s previous struggles mirror the ones in Sarawak today and how we can learn from their past. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about Sarawak’s…

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Timber Concessions in Sumatra Have High Conservation Value

Five industrial plantation forest concessions that supply timber to PT Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in South Sumatra are areas of high conservation value inhabited by endangered Sumatran tigers and other endemic wildlife. Read more below to find out how people are keeping wildlife and their habitats safe. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about timber…

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A Hunger for Coal Threatens The Heart of Borneo

A new coal mining project may dig up more than a billion tons of coal from an area of global significance, where indigenous people have lived for generations amid the forests and rivers. Read more below to find out just how much destruction and suffering this project will cause. Read more on The Jakarta Post. Read…

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SAVE Rivers Press Statement: Resounding Success of the European Campaign

SAVE River’s on-going campaign tour in Europe has seen a lot of successful discussions and meetings with government representatives including civil societies, non-government organizations, and the corporate sector. Read more below to find out the results of these meetings and where the team of activists is headed next. Read more on Sarawak Report. Read more…

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Indonesia’s Biological Wonders Are Worth the Fight

Indonesia is one of the most wonderful places on Earth but it has such a poor record of conservation and environmental management that environmentalists can’t help but complain. But no matter how upset environmentalists get at the devastation, fighting to save the wildlife is worth every second.  Read more on Mongabay. Read more about Indonesia’s…

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Dams Be Damned: Study Finds Large Dams Are Too Expensive

 Researchers at Oxford University have found that large dams cost so much money and take so long to build that they may not be economically viable. Add the environmental and social impacts in the surrounding areas and it is easy to see that dams are not worth the trouble. Read more on Mongabay. Read more…

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Ag Giant ADM Boosts Greener Palm Oil

 Yet another company has committed  to greener palm oil, this time a major agriculture company called Archer Daniels Midland. Read more below to find out how they plan to enforce these new standards and why some believe this new policy still needs to be strengthened. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about palm oil in…

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ABB to review Malaysia business

The Swedish-Swiss power technology provider ABB recently met with the indigenous delegation from Sarawak to discuss the effects of their business in Malaysia. Read more below to find out how much Bruno Manser Fund demanded for indemnification for indigenous communities from ABB. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about dams in Borneo, then join…

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Borneo Natives Take Anti-Dams Campaign to Europe

An NGO delegation from Sarawak visits Switzerland and Norway to meet government officials and European energy corporations’ headquarters – ABB and Norconsult to be held accountable for their Malaysia business. Read more below about what they had to say. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about dams in Borneo, then join the discussion…

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