Forest Voices, Sarawak
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 30th, 2010
Forest Voices documents the knowledge of the indigenous people of Sarawak, who have always lived with the forest and use it to empower them and reverse the trend of logging before it is too late.
We support with a small donation, our old camera, and some publicity.
|People Reached:||Sarawak indigenous communities|
|Donation:||100 USD and old digital camera|
Eastern Malaysia is home to a tremendous number of unique indigenous species, and still partly covered with one of the planet's richest rain forests.
The next day, we visit them again and have a good conversation about the important issues thez are dealing with. We donate our old camera and some money they'd use to buy gifts to the indigenous people they are working with.
|the planting project in Sarawak|
In July, they will be working for a few weeks on the ground in Sarawak. During this first phase of their project, they will provide the communities with the means to show the world what is going on and what natural wealth the loggers are irreversibly destroying. In a second phase, they will help the indigenous put to use their local knowledge in such a way that they can keep doing what they have always done: live in harmony with the forest. They will be empowered to make a fist towards the logging companies, and hopefully have a voice in the parliament of Malaysia and Sarawak.