The Borneo Project’s local partner SAVE Rivers is participating in Sarawak Energy’s Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum, SAREF, starting today in Kuching. With its attendance, SAVE Rivers is ensuring the negative impacts of dams on Sarawak’s community and environment are not side-lined in this international event. SAVE Rivers is accompanying...
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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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2013 (BARAM RIVER / MALAYSIA) Two road blockades have been erected to prevent the construction of the 1,200 MW Baram Dam. One blockade has been erected near Long Lama, on the shores of the Baram River, with a second blockade near the proposed dam site....
Indigenous communities struggle to maintain their way of life and cultural heritage against ever-encroaching development, including palm oil expansion and mega dam construction. It’s insult to injury to then be completely disregarded as having legal land rights by the very country you live in. Read more below. Read more from...
On May 22nd, 300 indigenous in Sarawak protested at the front gates of the International Hydropower Association’s meeting in Kuching, Mayalsia. Read more below on this impressive act of united resistance. Read more from The Borneo Post Learn more about corruption in Borneo KUCHING: More than 300, mostly indigenous people,...
In a petition delivered yesterday to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, the Baram people protested the plans to build the Baram mega-dam. The project would flood half the size of Singapore and displace thousands of Baram residents from their ancestral lands, homes, and farms. Thomas Jalong, President of Indigenous Peoples’ Network...
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