Global Greengrants Fund Awards The Borneo Project $5,000!

We’re excited to announce that The Borneo Project, along with the Global Greengrants Fund, is providing SAVE-Rivers Sarawak with a grant of US $5,000 to support SAVE-River’s critical on-the-ground work in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. The Borneo Project has been collaborating with SAVE-Rivers since they formed in late 2011, and has been working...

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Southeast Asia Renewable Energy People’s Assembly (SEAREPA) Participants Reject Mega-Dams in Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia: Over 120 participants representing 11 nations at the recently concluded Southeast Asia Renewable Energy People’s Assembly (SEAREPA) have unanimously decided to reject the development of 12 planned mega-dams in Sarawak. In their declaration, participants stressed that they had discussed renewable energy concerns across the region and were deeply concerned...

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ACTION ALERT: Stop Destructive Dam Investments in Sarawak!

TAKE ACTION! Hydro Tasmania and Sarawak Energy are ignoring human rights by investing in the construction of 12 new dams in Sarawak with no indigenous community consultation or oversight. This is not acceptable.  Click here to stand alongside The Borneo Project in support of indigenous people’s rights!  Read our full...

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Oil Palm Plantations Replacing Indonesian Forests at Alarming Rate

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia is destroying the country’s rainforests while simultaneously increasing global carbon emissions.  The study, led by Yale and Stanford University researchers, used Landsat satellite analyses to discern multiple land covers, coupled with above-and below-ground carbon accounting. The study...

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Despite Moratorium, Indonesia’s Peatland Forests Continue to be Destroyed

In 2011, Indonesia agreed to establish a deforestation moratorium as part of its reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) agreement with Norway.  Indonesia’s deforestation rate is among the highest in the world, threatening the native wildlife and indigenous communities that live there.  Under the agreement, Norway would provide up...

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Penans Protest Against Murum Hydroelectric Dam

On September 26th, hundreds of Penans staged a blockade against the Murum hydroelectric (HEP) dam project calling on the government to listen to their plights with regard to the construction of the dam.  Penans came from 8 villages, namely Long Wat, Long Luar, Long Tangau, Long Menapa, Long Singu and...

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This Praying Mantis is Ready to Go on a Bike Ride!

Macro photographer Eco Suparman took this shot of a praying mantis in biking position at one of his favourite spots in Borneo, Indonesia. Check out the image below! For more information on biodiversity in Borneo, please visit: http://borneoproject.org/borneo/biodiversity-conservation ************* http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/896046-tour-de-fronds-for-praying-mantis-with-the-bike-riding-bug Tour de Fronds for praying mantis with the bike-riding bug...

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