Updates

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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A letter from our Executive Director

  Dear Friends of The Borneo Project, This year has flown by, and while it has been full of the all-too-familiar anxieties about the climate crisis and the world, I also see a collective change happening. A great transition is taking place in communities around the world as we transform...

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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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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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