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Borneo's Killer Dams
Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far
We don't need any compensation because we are staying here on the lands of our ancestors. Our children will never forgive us if we move.
Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say ...
China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
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