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Penan step up campaign to save Sarawak’s last primeval forests from logging

13.09.2021
Timber giant Samling’s operations in Upper Baram blocked by joint community action – Penan communities denounce logging on their ancestral lands
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Community alerts Sarawak Government of ongoing logging in Upper Baram Forest Area

07.03.2021
Samling is encroaching into the territory of Long Ajeng, even though the Penan community is within the Upper Baram Forest Area/Baram Peace Park supported by the Sarawak Government and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
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ITTO supports community forest conservation initiative in the Baram Area, Sarawak

16.12.2020
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) officially endorses the Baram Peace Park/Upper Baram Forest Area to protect the forest and support community livelihoods in Sarawak — at the same time, the timber company Samling continues to log the area.
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Indigenous leaders question ongoing oil palm and timber activities during COVID-19-lockdown

24.03.2020
Oil palm and timber companies received permits to continue work in Sarawak despite national lockdown – indigenous leaders criticise the government’s decision
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Ecological survey kicks off in Baram communities

11.03.2020
Communities in the Baram Area to collect data on flora, fauna, hunting, fishing and land use under the Baram Heritage Survey
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Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

26.11.2017
63 Penan communities celebrate the completion of a series of 23 high quality maps representing their land, culture and history
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Baram Villagers Learn About Community-Based Conservation Efforts Around Borneo

21.03.2017
Three delegations from the Baram Conservation Initiative returned from their study tours on Sunday with aspirations for community-based conservation for the Baram region.
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Draft for land conservation gets Forest Dept backing

22.02.2017
Komeok (fourth right) and Kallang (second right) handing over the draft copy of the pre-proposal for a community initiated land and environmental conservation initiative in Ulu Baram to Sapuan in the presence of (from left) James Nyuran from the Kenyah community in Baram, Paul Chai, who is the ITTO project leader for Sarawak, Zarina Shabli, who is the officer for the Conservation of Forest and Siah representing the Penan community from Baram.
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Long Lawen: A Story of Self-Determined Development

28.10.2016
Representatives of the Baram Conservation Initiative visit Long Lawen to learn from a community that chose its own kind of development
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Launching of Baram Conservation Initiative

21.10.2016
Following the cancellation of the Baram Dam, the communities of Baram are proud to announce the launch of the Baram Conservation Initiative.
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Sarawak Chief Minister surprises London with forest pledge

05.05.2015
Adenan Satem uses first official overseas visit to reach out to NGOs and call for international support to transform the Sarawak timber industry – Penan delegation meets the Chief Minister to present a memorandum for the Penan Peace Park
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Malaysia’s Penan present their ideas for the preservation of their traditional forests

23.05.2012
Malaysia’s Penan present their ideas for the preservation of their traditional forests - Indigenous Penan communities from Upper Baram, Sarawak/Malaysia, propose the “Penan Peace Park” as a model project that integrates forest protection and socio-economic development
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Penan go to court to defend Heart of Borneo rainforests

21.12.2010
Ba Jawi community sues logging group Samling and the Sarawak state government in order to protect 15,000 hectares of high-conservation-value tropical rainforest
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