Updates

State of the Malaysian Rainforest: report

RimbaWatch (formerly known as the Rimba Disclosure Project), as part of its efforts to monitor activities related to deforestation in Malaysia, has published a study entitled “State of the Malaysian Rainforest 2023” which collates and analyses all its data on past and potential future deforestation. This is the first time...

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UBFA communities launch declaration to protect their forests

Communities from Upper Baram Forest Area welcome steps taken to realize the project, and hand over declaration to Forest Department Sarawak and International Tropical Timber Organization On March 20th in Kuching, Indigenous representatives participated in the Upper Baram Forest Area meeting with the Forest Department Sarawak and a representative from...

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Want to visit beautiful Borneo? Your questions answered

Interested in a remarkable experience in Sarawak far from the regular tourist track? Thinking about volunteering? Here are our recommendations  Can I come volunteer with The Borneo Project? Many people around the world reach out to us asking if they can volunteer and spend some time in the field. Unfortunately...

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Land rights defenders refute assemblyman’s claims 

Contrary to Dennis Ngau’s claims, local organizations highlight widespread opposition to logging in the Ulu Baram (Miri/Sarawak/Malaysia) On 8th March, Free Malaysia Today published a report quoting Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau as saying that logging poses no threat to Indigenous communities in the Baram. Ngau told FMT that, “After...

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Latest UNESCO World Heritage row threatens Penan autonomy

Mulu community leader Ukau Lupung targeted by Sarawak government over Penan resistance against controversial township plans at UNESCO World Heritage site.  (MULU/SARAWAK/MALAYSIA) The Penan community of Bateu Bungan located at the heart of Sarawak’s iconic Gunung Mulu National Park denounce efforts by the Sarawak government to oust their long-term leader,...

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Ba Abang village sets up new logging blockade

Penan from Ba Abang village set up a blockade against Malaysian logging company GT Interhill and demand a community-elected headman. Sarawak’s Middle Baram Penan have once again set up a blockade against logging. The protesters are demanding that the company “stop cutting down trees and destroying land without consent”, says...

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King Charles: be a champion for Sarawak’s forests

Indigenous communities from Sarawak have made an impassioned plea to King Charles III asking for the head of the Commonwealth to lend his support to their campaign to end rainforest destruction. On a visit to the UK last month, community representatives argued that — as the third largest importer of...

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New Short Film: Indigenous Plea to Halt Rainforest Destruction Brought To London

Indigenous rainforest activists from Borneo bring Cecilia Vicuña’s ‘Brain Forest Quipu’ to life in a moving solidarity ritual at London’s Tate Modern. Woven with interviews from leading environmentalists from the UK and Malaysia, the ceremony forms the centrepiece of a new short film by award-winning, activist-filmmaker, Fergus Dingle. ‘One With the...

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