New book on Borneo governor’s eco-crimes to be launched in multi-city publicity blitz

New book on Borneo governor’s eco-crimes to be launched in multi-city publicity blitz

Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia by Lukas Straumann to be released on 3 November 2014 – Author appearances scheduled for Yokohama, Ottawa, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Basel, Brussels and Geneva

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Asian Development Bank Urged to Shelve Loan for Sarawak

40 organizations call on the President of the Asian Development Bank to withdraw a proposed loan to Sarawak Energy for a transmission line.

MANILA, Philippines / SARAWAK, Malaysia, October 15, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and internationally are calling on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to shelve a proposal to loan up to US$45 million for building the “Trans-Borneo Power Grid” (transmission lines) in Sarawak, Malaysia.… More…

Decision to approve Site C dam will short-circuit BC’s future, says Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, October 14, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Wilderness Committee reacted today to the news that the governments of both BC and Canada have granted environmental assessment approval to the Site C dam.… More…

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Responds to the President’s Pacific Monument Expansion Decision

HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 1, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) acknowledges that the President’s amended Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) expansion plan reduces the economic toll the original plan would have taken on sustainable US Pacific Island fisheries.… More…

Galapagos Conservancy Announces Iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoise Lonesome George Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

GALAPAGOS_LOGO200WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Galapagos Conservancy announces that a panel presentation was hosted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on September 18, 2014 to launch an exhibit honoring Lonesome George, the last known tortoise of his species from Pinta Island, Galapagos.… More…

‘Don’t become complicit in human rights violations,’ power industry warned

International power companies meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week have met with protests: indigenous peoples are asking them not to become involved in Malaysian dam building.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 10, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Indigenous peoples from all over Malaysia travelled to their capital city today to ask the international power industry, which is currently meeting in Kuala Lumpur, not to support dam-building on their ancestral lands.… More…

Energy industry warned against investing in Sarawak

As international power companies meet in Kuala Lumpur for ASEAN Power Week, the Bruno Manser Fund has released a fact sheet for investors on the risks of doing business in Sarawak.

BASEL, Switzerland / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 8, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– International power companies have received a letter from the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) informing them of the financial, legal and reputational risks associated with investing in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.… More…

US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

Composting_ICAW_LogoBETHESDA, Maryland, September 7, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil — Compost!… More…

New book to expose Malaysian ruler’s environmental crimes

Swiss author Lukas Straumann takes on Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud and his kleptocratic family – Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia to be published in November 2014 by Bergli Books – Pre-orders are now open at www.money-logging.org

BASEL, Switzerland, September 3, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– An explosive new book by Swiss historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann is about to rock Malaysia’s corridors of power.… More…

Length of Sarawak’s logging roads equivalent to twice the Earth’s circumference

Sarawak’s logging companies have created a road network 88,111 km long in the Malaysian state’s rainforest – this is the latest revelation on the Bruno Manser Fund’s Sarawak Geoportal.

BASEL, Switzerland / SARAWAK, Malaysia, August 27, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Malaysian state of Sarawak is known for its unsustainable logging practices.… More…