April 10, 2013 Environmental Graffiti
THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAS STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL
The lush, pristine rainforest of Upper Baram, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is currently the focus of a battle. On the one hand are the Penan tribe, who have lived here for centuries; on the other are those seeking to log the area and develop the jungle into profitable oil palm plantations. As in any war, there have been casualties, although so far they have been one-sided, with the Penan people suffering death, injury and incarceration for their protests. Now, at least, there’s some hope for a peaceful solution: the Penan Peace Park, an initiative taken on by the Penan people and their supporters.
PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST - Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND PALM OIL HOLOCAUST http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE