Reply to SEB: Large-scale Hydropower is Unsustainable and Unnecessary

Miri — Local civil society organization SAVE Rivers asserts that large-scale hydropower cannot be considered a source of renewable energy for Sarawak because of its destructive impact on the environment and on Indigenous communities. This is in response to the statements of Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) vice president Ting Ching Zung during a panel discussion … Continue reading Reply to SEB: Large-scale Hydropower is Unsustainable and Unnecessary

Indigenous communities complete Baram Heritage Survey and launch community atlases

Largest ever ecological and social survey of Baram reveals incredible abundance of species in Indigenous-managed forests (Miri/Sarawak/Malaysia) The Borneo Project, SAVE Rivers and Keruan Organisation are thrilled to launch the Baram Heritage Survey Atlases, the culmination of more than two years of work conducted by Penan and Kenyah communities in the Baram River Basin. The … Continue reading Indigenous communities complete Baram Heritage Survey and launch community atlases

Environmental Organizations Chide Timber Giant Samling Group for Using One of Their Photos on Corporate Social Responsibility Webpage

January 25, 2022  Samling appropriated and claimed ownership over a photo featuring the work of community-based organization SAVE Rivers, which Samling is suing for publicly criticizing Samling’s lack of community engagement  January 25, 2022 (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia) — On a webpage highlighting its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Samling Timber Malaysia has posted a photo … Continue reading Environmental Organizations Chide Timber Giant Samling Group for Using One of Their Photos on Corporate Social Responsibility Webpage

Statement of the Southeast Asia ICCA Consortium at the closing session of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity

July 5, 2021 Egongot IP in Dipaculao, Aurora. Photo by Orange Omengan/ICCA Consortium. Statement by Peter Kallang, Chairperson of the Southeast Asia Regional Council of the ICCA Consortium. For information about the conference, click here. Good morning ladies & gentlemen and thanks to the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity for this opportunity. I am delivering this message … Continue reading Statement of the Southeast Asia ICCA Consortium at the closing session of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity

Swiss city to sponsor Sarawak forest conservation project

Basel mayor Beat Jans announces a $200,000 contribution to the International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) Upper Baram Forest Management Area – 24 indigenous communities in Malaysian Borneo are to benefit from the conservation and sustainable development of their forest lands. (BASEL, SWITZERLAND) Today, the Swiss Canton of Basel-Stadt (City of Basel) announced a contribution of … Continue reading Swiss city to sponsor Sarawak forest conservation project

We’re hiring!

For more info and a full job description, click here. WHO ARE WE? SAVE Rivers is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) which supports and empowers rural communites to protect their land, rivers and watersheds through capacity building, networking, research, education and advocacy. We have promoted environmental and indigenous rights awareness and sustainable development solutions since … Continue reading We’re hiring!

300 Long Moh villagers demand justice after unpermitted logging on their land

Last month, the community of Long Moh submitted a letter to Samling demanding compensation for unpermitted logging on their land. Dated November 8th 2020, the letter was signed by 300 community members and is the second plea made by the community to Samling, after an initial letter sent in September 2020 received no response from … Continue reading 300 Long Moh villagers demand justice after unpermitted logging on their land

Community alerts Sarawak Government of ongoing logging in Upper Baram Forest Area

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)  The timber company Samling has been encroaching into the area earmarked for the conservation zone of the Upper Baram Forest … Continue reading Community alerts Sarawak Government of ongoing logging in Upper Baram Forest Area

NGO Pohon Mahkamah Pertimbangkan Peranan Semak dan Imbang Badan Kehakiman serta Parlimen Semasa Tempoh Darurat

Kenyataan Media 2 Februari 2021 Kami, pertubuhan masyarakat sivil yang bertandatangan, yang terlibat dalam pelbagai lapangan advokasi untuk mengukuhkan demokrasi berparlimen dan mempertahankan ruang sivil, telah mengemukakan saman mewakil kepentingan umum terhadap Perdana Menteri Muhyiddin Yassin dan kerajaan Malaysia pada hari ini di Mahkamah Tinggi bagi mendapatkan deklarasi mahkamah tentang isu-isu berkenaan Ordinan Darurat (Kuasa-Kuasa … Continue reading NGO Pohon Mahkamah Pertimbangkan Peranan Semak dan Imbang Badan Kehakiman serta Parlimen Semasa Tempoh Darurat

NGOs Ask Courts to Consider Role Of Judiciary and Parliament In Ensuring Checks and Balances During Emergency

Press Statement 2 February 2021 We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), involved in various areas of advocacy to strengthen parliamentary democracy and the safeguarding of the civic space, filed a public interest suit today at the High Court against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the government of Malaysia, to seek court declarations on issues … Continue reading NGOs Ask Courts to Consider Role Of Judiciary and Parliament In Ensuring Checks and Balances During Emergency