World Rainforest Movement

Borneo: Penan village successfully resists logging operations

After two years of struggle against logging in their forest, the Penan village of Long Tevenga in Northern Sarawak gained a major victory. The Penan tried to prevent the logging company from entering the forest with a barricade on the logging road and last August they built a house across the road. The company had no way to get through. The Sarawak Forest Department has told logging company Lee Ling it can no longer proceed with logging — as long as the community has not given their consent. Read further.