Sarawak: Borneo revisited 1989-2015

Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 18 of 62
< Prev Next >
sarawak_borneo154.jpg
Baru, a semi-nomadic Penan, indigenous hunter-gatherer, searching for sago and wild boar. Dressed in traditional 'chawats' loincloth, searching for sago from the forest. In the rainforest near Long Tegang, Limbang district, Sarawak, Borneo 1989<br />
<br />
Tropical rainforest and one of the world's richest, oldest eco-systems, flora and fauna, under threat from development, logging and deforestation. Home to indigenous Dayak native tribal peoples, farming by slash and burn cultivation, fishing and hunting wild boar. Home to the Penan, traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, of whom only one thousand survive, eating roots, and hunting wild animals with blowpipes. Animists, Christians, they still practice traditional medicine from herbs and plants. Native people have mounted protests and blockades against logging concessions, many have been arrested and imprisoned.