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.

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The area known as the Penan Peace Park where the Penan people live is where we conduct our tree-planting programme.