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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NO KAIDUAN DAM!

Photo courtesy Save Ulu Papar’s Facebook page The government has approved a new, controversial dam to be built in Sabah, Malaysia – and it will be built if nothing is done to stop it. The foreseeable Kaiduan dam will obstruct the Papar River in the Ulu Papar valley, flooding some 3,000 acres...

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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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Another Year of Fires, Another Year of Inaction

With a 70% chance of an El Niño this year, Indonesia could soon be facing the wrath of its near neighbors again as the dry season approaches with the ever present threat of vegetation fires. Read more below about  Indonesia is dealing with these fires. Read more on Mongabay. Read...

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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...

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