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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

ITTO supports community forest conservation initiative in the Baram, Sarawak

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.(Yokohama, Japan / Baram, Malaysia) The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has endorsed the proposal for the … Continue reading ITTO supports community forest conservation initiative in the Baram, Sarawak

Free, prior and informed consent: EVENT

Save Rivers dengan kerjasama Komas bakal menganjurkan forum prisip izin - MABT (Makluman, Awal, Bebas dan Telus/Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)) secara atas talian bersempena dengan Hari Hak Asasi Manusia Sedunia. Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk beriteraksi dengan para panel yang berpengalaman dan mengupas isu-isu yang berkaitan. Jom daftar segera! Jika anda belum daftar sila … Continue reading Free, prior and informed consent: EVENT

UNETHICAL PRACTICES BY LOGGING COMPANY REVEALED BY LONG MOH COMMUNITY

The villagers of Long Moh are united to stop Samling from logging their land after the destruction of their ancestral place of worship. MIRI - The community of Long Moh, a village within Ulu Baram, drove Samling off their land on October 20th after it was discovered logging being conducted by the company was never sanctioned by the Forest Department … Continue reading UNETHICAL PRACTICES BY LOGGING COMPANY REVEALED BY LONG MOH COMMUNITY

Petition calls on international timber certification body to uphold sustainability and indigenous rights in Sarawak

While communities continue to express concern about certificates granted under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, a petition with 6,629 signatures from around the world now calls on the international certification body PEFC to step in.  (Miri, Malaysia/Geneva, Switzerland) Yesterday, civil society groups handed the petition “Stop the Chop” over to the international timber certification body … Continue reading Petition calls on international timber certification body to uphold sustainability and indigenous rights in Sarawak

MORE COMMUNITIES STEP UP TO CHALLENGE SAMLING

Communities within the Gerenai concession united against logging MIRI - Gerenai Community Rights Action Committee (GCRAC) which consist of disgruntled communities within the Gerenai concession has converged at Mega Hotel Miri, seeking answers as to how Samling was able to get the timber certification from the Malaysia Timber Certification Council (MTCC) when most of the … Continue reading MORE COMMUNITIES STEP UP TO CHALLENGE SAMLING