Help Communities in Borneo Protect their Heritage

 
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Ulu Papar Biocultural Heritage Centre

Ulu Papar Biocultural Heritage Centre
The community currently being built in Buayan village in Ulu Papar; a base for outreach programmes and the promotion and development of alternative livelihoods. (view small | med | large | orig)

A grandma going to collect plants from the forest

A grandma going to collect plants from the forest
Ulu Papar is a remote region of Sabah, not accessible by proper roads. Its people still rely on their agriculture and forest for much of their food and resources. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kids from Ulu Papar playing on the grass

Kids from Ulu Papar playing on the grass
Community researchers periodically visit remote villages in Ulu Papar, organising workshops, collecting data and disseminating information. Local kids always enjoy visitors. (view small | med | large | orig)

A child from Ulu Papar with her grandmother

A child from Ulu Papar with her grandmother
The village houses are usually dispersed around and locals come to community centers where the workshops are held. Small children tag along the adults in many cases. (view small | med | large | orig)

Child from Bundu Tuhan at foothills of Mt.Kinabalu

Child from Bundu Tuhan at foothills of Mt.Kinabalu
The Dusun people of Bundu Tuhan live right at the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu, revering the mountain as a sacred place for their departed. This playful child is from one of the families of Bundu Tuhan. (view small | med | large | orig)

Grandma from Ulu Papar

Grandma from Ulu Papar
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Arriving in Buayan by 4WD

Arriving in Buayan by 4WD
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting with Japanese visitors through shared activities and crafts in Ulu Papar' (view small | med | large | orig)

The community centre in Buayan

The community centre in Buayan
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting with Japanese visitors through shared activities and crafts in Ulu Papar' (view small | med | large | orig)

Woven baskets in Buayan

Woven baskets in Buayan
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting with Japanese visitors through shared activities and crafts in Ulu Papar' (view small | med | large | orig)

A Dusun child from Bundu Tuhan

A Dusun child from Bundu Tuhan
Photo from Progress Report 'Connecting with Japanese visitors through shared activities and crafts in Ulu Papar' (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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