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THE BORNEO PROJECT: Getting to grips with Deforestation, Dams & Human Rights!
In the 1980's and 1990's more timber was removed from the rainforests Borneo than from all of Africa and South America combined. For over 20 years, Joe Lamb has been working to stem the flow of this tragic loss of habitat, wildlife and indigenous cultures.

Since 1991, The Borneo Project has brought international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. They work in the belief that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.
Come and hear how its been going, and what's next!
Talk & Q&A by
Joe Lamb
September 24th
8 till Late

In their own words, one Iban Dayak community tells the story of their ten year struggle to protect traditional farms, orchards and primary forest reserves from industrial pulp plantations authorized by the Sarawak State government without due process of law or compensation.

Joe Lamb, founder of the Borneo Project, is a writer, activist, and arborist (tree doctor!). He has degrees in biology, ecology, and film, and taught biology and ecology in the United States and in Mexico. 

He has also worked as a field organiser on the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign and as a film distributor for The Video Project.  


In 1991 Lamb founded The Borneo Project, which has helped indigenous peoples map their lands, bring their case to the court of public opinion, secure land rights, and press for the preservation of their forests through legal action.


Lamb's efforts have won him many accolades, including being recognised as an "environmental hero" by the Goldman Foundation. He was also featured in the San Francisco public television program, “Green Means.”

Palm oil companies are destroying forests in Indonesia and Malaysia. Some communities are fighting back.

Early one morning last April, after a long night of impassioned discussion, Jamaludin, a rice farmer from the Indonesian village of Semunying Jaya on the island of Borneo, rallied a handful of his neighbors to walk to a nearby road built by the palm oil company Duta Palma and, in a simple act of defiance, sit down.


The group’s intent was to stop the flow of traffic between the palm oil plantation, which had been carved from the surrounding rainforest that the villagers call their home, and its buyers across the nearby border, in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. 


After four hours of blocked traffic, eight military men showed up to talk to Jamaludin and his neighbors...

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