Moving Mountains in Borneo
The remote jungles of Sarawak are the location for an environmental and community development project which Moving Mountains supports by funding a forest enrichment programme. By paying the local Penan people to plant trees instead of cutting them down, we see this as a vital contribution to deforestation caused by logging in the area.
The money from clients who fundraise for Moving Mountains if they are going on a Borneo trip is sent to the Penan Koperasi (co-operative) known as the Keepers of the Forest, and it is used to build tree nurseries, provide vital training in ethnobotany and help develop the site for a long term future. It is also used to pay the villagers a salary to collect seeds, plant them in the nurseries and then transplant those seedlings into the logged and clear areas.
By allowing a controlled flow of visitors into the area, Adventure Alternative is helping to promote tourism and enable people to understand the importance of projects like this in the jungle.
The area known as the Penan Peace Park where the Penan people live is where we conduct our tree-planting programme.