Baram Villagers Learn About Community-Based Conservation

Three delegations from the Baram Conservation Initiative returned from their study tours on Sunday with aspirations for community-based conservation for the Baram region. On their study tour to Sabah and Kalimantan, community members from Baram learnt about community-driven sustainable development. The main objective of the study tour was for Baram...

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Proposal for Conservation of Land in Ulu Baram Welcomed

Miri – The draft pre-proposal for a community initiated land and environmental conservation initiative in Ulu Baram was lauded by the Sarawak Forestry Department. The Director of Forestry Department, Tuan Hj. Sapuan Ahmad received the document from the community in a simple handover ceremony at a leading hotel in Miri...

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Indigenous Land Rights Vital to Climate Change Solutions

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...

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Borneo mega-dams risk indigenous ‘ethnocide’

Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world’s oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change, writes Amanda Stephenson – all to generate electricity that no one wants.     Sarawak, Malaysia, is located on the island of Borneo, the...

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Indonesia’s Forests Increasingly Empty of Wildlife

With the disappearance of birds, mammals and other species from forests, the “empty forest” syndrome is becoming an increasing reality in Indonesia. Read more below to find out the effects people are starting to see and what can be done to prevent this tragedy. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about issues affecting...

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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...

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Alien Trees Use Logging Roads to Invade Borneo Forests

One tropical tree from Central and South America has made itself at home in Borneo where it is crowding  out local vegetation and interfering with forest recovery. Although this tree has been slow to spread through Borneo since its introduction in 1952, new logging roads appear to be driving the species...

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