Along the Baram River: January 2016
The proposed Baram dam project was cancelled in mid 2016 by Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. With the death of Adenan Satem, in early 2017 Sarawak's indigenous community hopes the new Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg will not re-instate the dam's construction. About 20,000 people in 30 villages would have lost their homes or lands to the flooding, if the dam was to be built.
Save Rivers, a conservation group opposed to the dam has proposed smaller-scale hydroelectric and solar projects as an alternative to large scale mega dam projects.
Logging, along with Palm oil plantations, are a highly visible cause of environmental damage. Crude logging techniques, illegal cutting, construction of logging roads and timber camps all contribute to a depreciation of ecosystems and destruction of habitat upon which local native people and wildlife depend.
Link to Student's Full Exhibit
White, Tom Iain, "A logging truck passes 'Kilometre 15' - a protest site and blockade against the Baram Dam in Borneo, Malaysia" (2017). EnviroLab Asia Image Gallery. Image 9.