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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Indigenous Land Rights Vital to Climate Change Solutions

Malaysiakini’s article highlights the importance of government respect for indigenous land rights, particularly due to the impact of development on the Earth’s climate. Indigenous peoples in Malaysia have a longstanding history of sustainable land management, as their traditional livelihoods depend on the health of their natural environments. Before implementing laws for sustainable development...

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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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State Bracing for El Niño

It is generally predicted that El Niño will hit the whole region of South East Asia sometime soon, with some countries hit harder than the rest. Read more below to find out how this weather pattern will affect Borneo and how Malaysia is preparing for any potential disaster that may...

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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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Ag Giant ADM Boosts Greener Palm Oil

 Yet another company has committed  to greener palm oil, this time a major agriculture company called Archer Daniels Midland. Read more below to find out how they plan to enforce these new standards and why some believe this new policy still needs to be strengthened. Read more on Mongabay. Read...

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