The Borneo Project

Photo: The Borneo Project

About a year and a half ago, a fellow travel writer pal asked me if I could go to Borneo with her. Sadly the timing was awful and impossible for me to negotiate with my job, so I had to pass. I’ve always wished I could have gone. My image of Borneo is pretty much just jungly-foresty green stuff and orangutans. Luckily, plenty of others know more than I (about so many things, really), and some of them have established The Borneo Project. This non-profit “brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. We believe that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

Goals:

To support indigenous-led campaigns to secure legal land rights, and to support actions and activists to preserve indigenous land rights.

To support communities acting to preserve and conserve local ecosystems.

To support cultural conservation efforts for indigenous and forest-dependent communities in Borneo.

To educate the American public about the importance of Borneo, indigenous rights, and the role of forests in climate change and biodiversity conservation.”

You can get involved from home with The Borneo Project, by showing the film “The Last Nomads” in your home, and using that as a fundraiser. They’ll send you a copy of the movie as well as information about the project and donation envelopes. You hold a private “screening” and get people activated and impassioned…and committed.

Then, let me know how excited you are, and we can book a trip together.

 

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