Deforestation, Transboundary Haze and Sustainable Oil Palm Production

Pushed From National Parks, Forest-Dwellers Defend Land and Customs
By New Naratif, Singapore
Pushed From National Parks, Forest-Dwellers Defend Land and Customs
Pongsak Tonnampeych—or Bang, as his family and friends call him—had just finished his breakfast on the morning of 5 March 2021 when the helicopters touched down and forestry authorities came to evict him and his family from their homes. Their shoddily assembled home on the upper Bang Kloi River could barely be called a house, Bang recalls.
Published on: 18 May 2022
The Women Tree Planters of Sukau
By New Naratif, Singapore
The Women Tree Planters of Sukau
Since 2008, women from Sabah’s Sukau Village have planted trees to connect forest fragments and preserve the area’s biodiversity. COVID-19 stopped their work for months, resulting in the deaths of many newly planted trees. Now, they have returned to the forest.
Published on: 12 January 2022
Sabah Community Aims To Regrow Healthy Forests Amid Pandemic
By New Naratif, Singapore
Sabah Community Aims To Regrow Healthy Forests Amid Pandemic
The pandemic has strained reforestation work in Sabah’s biodiverse Lower Kinabatangan region, but locals continue to replant trees in an effort to secure their livelihoods, protect endangered species and regrow carbon-capturing rainforests.
Published on: 27 December 2021
 In The Fight for Malaysian Forest, Can Malaysian Activists Replicate A Win?
By New Naratif, Singapore
In The Fight for Malaysian Forest, Can Malaysian Activists Replicate A Win?
Community conservationists in Selangor are working to save the Shah Alam forest from planned development by showcasing its threatened biodiversity, disproving government claims and building support. Can they repeat an earlier victory by other forest defenders?
Published on: 27 December 2021