Borneo's Killer Dams
Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide

Stephenson, Amanda
Date Written:  2014-07-03
Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16633

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 the world's highest rates of deforestation; only 5% of its primary forests remain. Now, Sarawak's forests and their inhabitants face another threat: the damming of its rivers for hydroelectric power.

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