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…

Public action needed to designate new Manitoba provincial park

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOWINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, August 26, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The public comment window has closed for the establishment of a new provincial park in Manitoba’s Interlake Region. The government is proposing to designate the interim Chitek Lake Park Reserve—an area nominated for protection by Skownan First nation—as a new provincial park, and public comment was due by August 24.

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Scientists honour Bruno Manser on his 60th birthday

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Two newly discovered animal species from Borneo remember the missing Swiss rainforest advocate

BERNE, Switzerland, August 25, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– A team of Swiss scientists honour missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser with the announcement of the discovery of two new animal species in the tropical rainforests of Borneo.… More…

Marie’s Original Poison Ivy / Oak Soap Really Works

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Marie’s Original Poison Ivy / Oak Soap

Southern Oregon“The soap everyone’s just itchin’ to use!”

Since 1999 Marie’s Original Poison Ivy/Oak Soap has been providing poison ivy/oak relief to our local Oregon community and now, due to it’s amazing success and effectiveness, our business has expanded worldwide — even NASA orders our soap!… More…

Malaysian lawyers slam Sarawak dam resettlements

The Malaysian Bar Council finds a series of basic rights violated at the resettlement sites of the Murum Dam and attests Sarawak Energy a lack of interest in the resettled people.

KUALA LUMPUR / MURUM, Malaysia, August 7, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Malaysian Bar Council, the official association of all Malaysian advocates and solicitors, slams Sarawak Energy, a state-owned Malaysian power supplier, for the resettlement conditions of 1,500 indigenous Penan and Kenyah who were displaced by the recently-constructed Murum dam.… More…

Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOOTTAWA, Ontario, August 4, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada.… More…

Wilderness Committee exposes provincial park bog polluted with toxic mine waste ahead of International Bog Day

Water collected from former Spruce Point Mine site “extremely toxic”

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOWINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, July 25, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– As the world focuses on the importance of bogs and wetlands for International Bog Day on Sunday, July 27, the Wilderness Committee is drawing attention to a small patch of Manitoba’s vast system of bogs: a northern provincial park wetland that was left polluted with heavy metals from mining.… More…

Sarawak Energy downplays security risks at mega-dam

A confidential assessment of the turbines of the Murum Dam reveals severe security issues – Sarawak Energy asked to put safety first and stop all preparation works for further dams

SARAWAK, Malaysia, July 14, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Late last week, the whistleblower website Sarawak Report uncovered severe security issues at the controversial Murum Dam in Sarawak, Malaysia.… More…

Stand Up for BC Parks: Day of Action

Wilderness Committee event
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 9:00am – 9:00pm

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, July 14, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– On July 19th, Canada Parks Day, British Columbians will be gathering in parks across the province to #StandUpforParks and call on the BC government to protect our natural spaces from industrial activity.… More…

‘Fight for your rights!’ – Norway’s indigenous Sami people encourage Sarawak dam opposition

Sami Television and Norway’s state radio, NRK, report on Malaysian delegation’s visit to the controversial Alta Dam hydropower plant in Northern Norway

ALTA & KARASJOK, Norway, May 26, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Malaysian anti-dam coalition, SAVE Rivers, visited the controversial Alta Dam in the North of Norway late this week.… More…