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Indigenous-Led Conservation Could Be Climate Change Silver Bullet

New study in Borneo combines book knowledge with bush knowledge to empower local communities and protect rainforests

Sandwiched between the Indonesian border to the east, Mount Murud to the north and the Pulong Tau National Park to the west, the Kelabit Highland town of Bario is the kind of Shangri La that Borneo dreams are made of. photo courtesy…
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by: Fiona McAlpine – July 4, 2018

Mega Dams Are So Last Year

And we can’t wait for the day we can say these destructive projects are history

In February last year, the residents of the small town of Oroville in California’s Gold Country were told a 30-foot wall of water was headed their way. The men and women of the town ran through the streets in panic, and almost…
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by: Fiona McAlpine – March 14, 2018

Sarawak Is Worth Saving from Timber Barons and Palm Oil Tycoons

It’s time for Malaysia to listen to Indigenous communities and help preserve Borneo

I’m piled into the back of a 4x4 on my first trip to Sarawak, alongside my compadre and boss Jettie Word. We are barrelling down the road from Miri to Sungai Keluan — a strip of highway that can be described as…
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by: Fiona McAlpine – December 18, 2017


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