Goldman Environmental Prize Goes to Mega-Dam Fighters

Congratulations to the six individuals from around the world who were awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize this week! We are especially excited that two of the six were recognized for their courageous work in stopping the construction of mega-dams.   Myint Zaw from Myanmar was instrumental in defeating the proposed...

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Murum Dam Flooding Begins as Penan Continue Protest

Despite ongoing protests and a human blockade by a group of over 100 indigenous Penan, the Sarawak Energy Berhad has confirmed that flooding has begun at the site of the Murum hydroelectric dam in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more from Malaysiakini on Yahoo! News Malaysia Read a history of the Penans’ struggle with dam builders...

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Penan Villagers Resume Murum Dam Blockade

A group of indigenous Penan has resumed protest against the construction of the Murum hydroelectric dam, claiming that the government has not met demands for fair compensation. Acceptable reparation would include enough land to be self-sufficient through farming, a share of the dam’s profits, and full redress for land lost,...

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Murum Dam Project Relocates Penan Families

Nearly one hundred Penan families have been relocated to a “modern” village to make way for a hydroelectric dam project in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more from Free Malaysia Today Read more about hydroelectric dams in Sarawak then join the conversation on Facebook Native communities affected by the Murum hydroelectric project...

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Baram Folks Protest at the Proposed Baram Dam Site

About 30 people from villages surrounding the proposed Baram dam site in Borneo gathered during a ceremonial event called the ‘Manyau Dalleh,’ organised by the Sarawak State Government and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), to protest the planned construction of the Baram Hydroelectric Dam Project. The protesters displayed banners and shouted...

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