Help Communities in Borneo Protect their Heritage

 
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Help Communities in Borneo Protect their Heritage

Help Communities in Borneo Protect their Heritage
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Collecting specimen data

Collecting specimen data
Community researchers collect botanical specimens of useful plants found in Ulu Papar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Using video to document history

Using video to document history
Community researchers, trained in participatory video, using their technical skills to tell their story on land and resource issues in Ulu Papar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Identifying and documenting historical sites

Identifying and documenting historical sites
Community researchers at the Gayatas Stone in Kalangaan Village, whose name is derived from a legendary female warrior and clan leader during the wars of long ago. (view small | med | large | orig)

Interview with community for baseline data

Interview with community for baseline data
Community researcher, Patricia, conducts a socio-economic interview with a community member from Longkogungan village. (view small | med | large | orig)

Workshop on developing community protocols

Workshop on developing community protocols
The Ulu Papar Community Protocol was produced through collaboration and input from the Ulu Papar Community and their partners through dialogues and workshops held over 18 months. (view small | med | large | orig)

Painting forest types on participatory 3D model

Painting forest types on participatory 3D model
Using a Participatory 3-Dimensional Modeling approach, a replica of the Buayan-Kionop area was created. Community researchers played a pivotal role in mapping key resource areas in Ulu Papar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Planting a tree during a community exchange

Planting a tree during a community exchange
Community researchers visited Sukau village, learning from the team at HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme about their community conservation initiatives. (view small | med | large | orig)

Using interactive tools to deliver messages

Using interactive tools to deliver messages
Community researchers used a variety of interactive tools during roadshows conducted to villages in Ulu Papar to deliver their message on the importance of biocultural diversity found there. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dialogues with the local government

Dialogues with the local government
Taking 8-years' worth of data on resource use and cultural values of landscapes, community researchers prepared an outreach package to share The Ulu Papar Story with agencies and individuals in Sabah. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Susannah McCandless

GDF International Program Director
Bristol, Vermont United States

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