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The Nugum Lunang Lelum Tano’ (Sustainable Forest, Safe Earth) project supports the Punan Long Adiu village community in protecting 17,000 ha of primary rainforest under threat from logging, mining and oil palm concessions.
The Punan Adiu Community Territory covers an area of over 17,000 hectares in Malinau District, North Kalimantan. Most of the area is covered with dense tropical rainforest that has been used by the Punan Adiu Customary Community for generations. Now settled in Punan Long Adiu Village, the Punan Adiu Community still use many of the sustainable practices their ancestors developed, including hunting and gathering most of the food, fuel, building materials, and medicines they need from the forest.
The Punan Adiu Community Territory is surrounded by active timber and oil palm concessions. With the help of local NGO LP3M and a team of national and international experts, the Nugum Lunang Lelum Tano’ project (which means Sustainable Forest, Safe Earth in the Punan language) has designed a suite of activities that will enable them to effectively protect their forest.
These activities include: Pursuing the legal process for formal recognition of their Customary Territory and Customary Forest (Hutan Adat); Developing and enforcing village regulations to prevent unsustainable use of forest resources; Carrying out regular forest patrols to contain external threats, such as poaching and encroachment; Developing livelihood activities that enable the community to maximize their income from sustainable use of the forest.
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Malinau (North Kalimanta)
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1 village community