The Penan people are blockading the logging roads to halt the utter devastation of their homes & forests. They are asking for a moratorium on all timber from Sarawak, for control of the exploitation of the international timber trade & for help to protect their human rights & land rights.
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Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Known as Bumi Kenyalang ("Land of the Hornbills"), it is situated on the north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia.
Sarawak features vast areas of both lowland and highland rainforest. However, Sarawak has been hit hard by the logging industry and the expansion of monoculture tree plantations and oil palm plantations. Malaysia's deforestation rate is increasing faster than anywhere else in the world. Statistics estimate Sarawak's primary forest has been depleted by around 50%.