Indigenous Solutions to Global Challenges in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

16 Nov 2020

The lion’s share (as much as 80 percent by some estimates) of the world’s remaining biodiversity intersects with Indigenous lands. Yet, despite having an unparalleled understanding of the most biodiverse spaces on the planet, Indigenous communities are rarely properly consulted in conservation decision-making processes.

Drawing on case studies from Long Pilah, Long Tungan and the Baram Basin in Malaysia, this session makes clear the importance and need of community-generated solutions to biodiversity loss, while breaking down their essential components, and guiding the global community on how to protect and promote Indigenous rights.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): biodiversity, communities, community-led solutions, conservation, extractive industries, forests, habitat loss, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, land rights, logging, Malaysia, mining, palm oil, rainforests, restoration, rights, Sarawak, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Location(s): Global

  • The Borneo Project