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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Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum conference: role of hydropower in Sarawak called into question

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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SAVE Rivers’ Peter Kallang wins Seacology Prize 2019!

Legendary Sarawakian activist Peter Kallang is the winner of the 2019 Seacology Prize, an award that recognises the achievements of individuals protecting island environments. Peter is the Chairman of SAVE Rivers, the organisation that led the fight against the proposed Baram mega hydrodam project.  Peter’s home is the Baram region...

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July Updates

Battle for NCR Land Rights in Sarawak Continues On July 5th hundreds of protestors and over 20 native social rights groupsgathered in Miri to express their opposition to a proposed amendment that would significantly dilute indigenous land rights. Following the rally, an amendment was passed that limits the Native Customary Rights (NCR) domain to 1,000...

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The Borneo Wire Mid 2018

Here is our mid-year wrap up of 2018 Borneo Project news. INDIGENOUS-LED CONSERVATION Our work to promote indigenous-led conservation in Sarawak continues through consultations, workshops, and facilitating meetings with the government. We’re advocating for a socio-ecological study that trains local people to collect data for wide-reaching surveys. In the Amazon,...

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Honoring Matthew Ding Ajang

We are saddened to share the news that Matthew Ding Ajang, a staff member of our local partner TONIBUNG, in Malaysian Borneo passed away this week from a heart attack. Matthew, a technician, was visiting a micro-hydro site in Long Liam with Green Empowerment’s Gabe Wynn and local leaders. His last...

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