Indigenous Local Community (Orang Asli Temuan Tribe) Working Together to Conserve and Sustainably Use their Environment via Sustainable Livelihoods
This project aims to conserve and sustainably use the rich biodiversity of the Malaysian rainforest in Kampung Bertang, Lipis, Pahang and to prevent further depletion of various endangered species of fauna and flora (eg. agarwood) by encouraging, initially, the indigenous Orang Asli Temuan communities to reclaim their rights as keepers of the rainforest and to be self-aware of the implication of future developments in order for them to adapt accordingly. This is further reinforced by enhancing the capabilities and capacities of the Orang Asli local communities with the self-empowerment of their indigenous knowledge and the sustainable usage of the surrounding environment.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: Worldview Foundation
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Multifocal Area
Operational Phase: Phase 2
Grant Amount: US$ 49,994.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 123,209.58
Project Number: MAL/02/23
Start Date: 6/2002
End Date: 7/2004
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Consultations and activities will include men and women of local communities around Kampung Bertang. Activities will be tailored to meet their specific needs and requirements accordingly, so as to yield maximum benefits to the particpating local communities in line with the objectives of the project.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Sustainable livelihoods such as the harvesting and processing of medicinal herbs and agroforestry will be promoted among the indigenous Orang Asli communities.
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