10 Jul '12, 6pm

Building indigenous resilience in the face of land-grabbing, deforestation in Malaysian Borneo

Building indigenous resilience in the face of land-grabbing, deforestation in Malaysian Borneo

We need to support communities that want to get legal access to their land. There are community-based organizations both in Malaysia and internationally – and solidarity based organizations like the Borneo Project – who are working directly with communities to promote land rights. We need to put pressure on governments to respect land rights and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We must support the groups that are taking indigenous rights to the worldwide decision makers at the United Nations and at global conferences. We need to put pressure on our non-profits to make sure that they are prioritizing the tough path that will lead to real conservation. We need to stop supporting the large non-profits that refuse to prioritize human rights over short-term publicity stunts. Finally, we need to educate our friends and colleagues who c...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0710-the-borneo-project-int...

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harismibrahim.wordpress.com 10 Jul '12, 12pm

It goes to show that many Malaysians do know that things are not quite right but they simply do not have enough informatio...

Charts: deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, 2000-2010

Charts: deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia...

news.mongabay.com 15 Jul '12, 9pm

Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com July 15, 2012 Chart: Percent forest cover change in Indonesia and Malaysia between 2000 and ...