Protect the indigenous rights and conserve the forest in Indonesian and Malaysian Borneo

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights.

The Borneo Project 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.

Our 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.

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How can you get involved?

There are many great ways to get involved with the Borneo Project!

Host a Damming Our Future Film Screening: Help spread the word about what is happening in Borneo and help the Borneo Project raise funds, by throwing a Damming Our Future film screening! We will send you a DVD copy of the film, information about how to hold a movie showing, and the latest information about issues affecting Borneo. Click here to learn more and to order the “Damming Our Future” toolkit.

Donate and/or become a Borneo Project Sustainer: The easiest way to support our work is to become a donor to the Project. Our sustainers– who commit to donating a set amount each month– are the backbone of our fundraising efforts. Click here to become a Borneo Project sustainer.

Volunteer: The Borneo Project is also always looking for volunteers in the Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley area! Please email volunteer@borneoproject.org to get more information about volunteering and please remember to include your contact information in your email. We regret that we are not able to send volunteers to Borneo at this time.

Become a Borneo Project Intern! All the information is available here.

Source: The Borneo project is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Jettie Word

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Why support Us

Borneo is a large island in Southeast Asia that is divided among three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.

Borneo is home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforests which, until a few decades ago, completely covered the island. Among the planet’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, these forests are home to thousands of endemic animal, reptile, insect and plant species including orangutans, rhinos, hornbills, macaques, gibbons, tarsiers, and slow loris. For countless generations, Borneo’s indigenous subsistence farmers and hunter-gatherers depended upon and managed these forests as their primary source of livelihood. Under their stewarship, the forests were able to maintain the highest species diversity of any terrestrial ecosystem, supplying food, medicines, cash crops, and building materials.

This management system has changed dramatically with the advent of industrial logging and monoculture African oil palm plantations.

The Borneo Project provides US-based support for ongoing campaigns to promote indigenous rights and conserve the forest in Indonesian and Malaysian Borneo. We do this through providing small grants, online actions, sign on letters, and international advocacy on forest and climate issues.

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