Ecological survey kicks off in Baram communities

  On the 2nd of March 2020, villages in the Upper and Middle Baram areas began collecting data on their land, gathering information about flora, fauna, hunting, fishing and land use by walking forest paths and conducting village interviews. The project, called the Baram Heritage Survey, will be the largest...

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February Updates

  The Baram Heritage Survey kicks off in Sarawak We’ve just returned from Sarawak, where our field technicians have been hard at work cutting and walking paths for scientific observation. The 3 clusters of participating villages will start data collection in March, tracking visual sightings and signs for mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians....

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April Updates

Here is your monthly dose of all things Borneo Project:Mulu Updates An area of 4400 hectares in the immediate vicinity of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mulu National Park was under threat of being converted into palm oil monocultures during February and early March. Although logging has stopped for now, we need to...

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Ministers, communities and international experts agree on way forward for renewable energy in Sarawak

After two days of discussions and panels between ministers, government officials, community members, civil society organizations, and industry experts, the resulting message of the Clean Energy Collaboration is clear: Malaysia has an incredible opportunity to lead the renewable energy transformation in the region, and communities around Malaysia are already leading...

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Radiant Lagoon continues to log Mulu forest despite protests

Berawan communities lodge police report over destruction of gravesites – International petition to safeguard the Mulu forest already signed by 16,000 people Malaysian oil palm company Radiant Lagoon continues to log the Mulu forest despite protests by local communities and international outrage over the destruction of the Gunung Mulu World...

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Malaysian Minister of Primary Industries “very concerned“ about Mulu oil palm plantations

Teresa Kok, Malaysia’s Minister of Primary Industries, is “very concerned“ about the current expansion of oil palm plantations on indigenous lands near the UNESCO-protected Mulu National Park. Ms. Kok stated on Tuesday that she had already contacted the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak “on the Mulu natives issue“ and promised...

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January Updates

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who donated to our end of year appeal, which was a great success. While we have been fundraising for a big 2019, lots has been going on in the news and behind the scenes. Here are your January updates — Long Liam proves micro-hydro...

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Village micro-hydro project launched in Long Liam!

Baram, Sarawak – In conjunction with the inauguration of a micro hydro project in the Baram area, SAVE Rivers launched a conference named “Clean Energy Collaboration” which will be held in Kuching in March 2019. The event will bring together key stakeholders for a discussion on sustainable and inclusive energy pathways...

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