5x5 Dayak POSSIBLE FUTURES

5x5 Dayak POSSIBLE FUTURES
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Dayak MeratusMeratus Mountain Area, Kalimantan, IndonesiaDayak Meratus communities have created cooperatives that protect local resources and develop business institutions. The communities use non-timber forest products such as rubber to generate sustainable livelihoods. However, the encroachment of private businesses on the local forestland for large scale plantations, mining and forest concessions threaten their way of life and have forced them to respond.Affiliated Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO):Since 1998 Lembaga Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Adat (LPMA) have helped strengthen the Meratus Dayak by maintaining their indigenous forests. This work assists the Dayak in managing their natural resources, restructuring indigenous institutions and community law. The Dayak have become financially self-sufficient and with LPMA they are now seeking legal recognition of their traditional land rights.for more information please visit:handcraftedfilms.net/​