Updates

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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Oil palm plantations are not ‘forests’

Wong Ee Lynn  |  Published: 29 Aug 2019 It was with bewilderment that I read the letter, “Europe should congratulate us for our oil palms” and my bewilderment grew when I realised the writer, a purportedly educated man, was not being sarcastic but in earnest.  Plantations cannot fall into the category of jungles, or...

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Indigenous Penan and Berawan communities file lawsuit against palm oil development destroying rainforests near the UNESCO-protected Gunung Mulu National Park

This press release is a repost from our project partners at Bruno Manser Fund. To find out more about the Mulu case and how you can help head to savemulu.org 14 plaintiffs representing 10 indigenous Penan and Berawan villages from Sarawak filed a lawsuit Tuesday at the High Court of...

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MEGA DAMS: GLORIFYING BAKUN TO PROMOTE PAPAR.

This press release is shared from SAVE Rivers, a local advocacy nonprofit working to protect the rivers of Sarawak. Find out more here: save rivers.org Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, recent statement saying that “Sarawak is reaping the benefit” from the controversial Bakun dam is a lopsided remark. This remark could...

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Job Announcement: Field Manager, Full Time

Where: Miri and Ulu Baram, Sarawak, MalaysiaReports to: Director, The Borneo Project The Borneo Project works from the ground up to protect the indigenous livelihoods and forests of Sarawak through strategic support, capacity building, media outreach, and networking. We support projects that are initiated and led by local communities and...

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The Mulu Land Grab: New report details multiple legal breaches with oil palm development in Malaysian Borneo

Leaseholder connected to Malaysia’s Double Dynasty group harvested timber worth over USD 10 million without license The Mulu Land Grab – Download Report The Mulu Land Grab – Download Exhibits   For campaign updates:  www.savemulu.org As a Sarawak indigenous delegation is travelling to Brussels to lobby EU officials, a new...

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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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