Indigenous Peoples Call for the Respect of Traditional Livelihoods in Rio+20 Outcomes

At the Rio+20 global summit, indigenous peoples from all over the world have come to present solutions for sustainable development, flag serious risks associated with government ‘green’ proposals, and highlight how indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge and practices contribute to sustaining the world’s most fragile ecosystems. Read here about how traditional...

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A Report from Earth Island on The Borneo Project!

The Director of the Borneo Project, Jettie Word, speaks to the importance of protecting Borneo’s rivers and the communities that live on their banks from twelve massive and destructive proposed dam projects. Read more about how the Borneo Project is supporting indigenous communities who are directly impacted by environmental destruction....

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Norwegian Manager Accused of Duping Borneo Natives

Torstein Dale Sjotveit, the Norwegian CEO of Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, has ignored demands from local communities and withheld information on the implementation of twelve planned dams in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The twelve dams are to be completed by 2020...

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Land Rights Victory in Sarawak!

Check out this great win from Baru Bian, a leading land rights lawyer. A great victory for the people of Krian, Sawarak.  **************** MalaysiaKini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/176735   Krian natives win legal battle against loggers Sep 24, 11 12:02pm   The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak has declared illegal the logging...

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