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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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Carrying the heritage

Carrying the heritage
Dusun communities around Mt. Kinabalu, a sacred space for them, work in various jobs within the park of the mountain. They played a vital role in the aftermath of recent earthquake that shook Sabah. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dusun mountain guides help a young injured climber

Dusun mountain guides help a young injured climber
Photo from Progress Report 'Indigenous communities suffer in the aftermath of Sabah's deadly earthquake' (view small | med | large | orig)

Local guides instrumental in search and rescue.

Local guides instrumental in search and rescue.
Photo from Progress Report 'Indigenous communities suffer in the aftermath of Sabah's deadly earthquake' (view small | med | large | orig)

Natural resources are a livelihood source

Natural resources are a livelihood source
Photo from Progress Report 'Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve and the fight against the Dam' (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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