Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It holds some of the oldest and most precious ecosystems on the planet and is home to an amazing diversity of indigenous cultures. It is split into three countries: Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. Malaysian Borneo is split into the states of Sabah and Sarawak. The Selungo river runs through a remote network of valleys in the highland interior of Sarawak. Dense forests cover the steep slopes and ridges, blanketing the land into the distance. The Penan people are the original inhabitants of these forests. The Selungo valley is one part of their homeland.
In 2009, 18 Penan villages united to create a proposal for a new protected area. The aim: to guard their lands against loggers and preserve their culture for generations to come. The Penan Peace Park was born. It is now called the Baram Peace Park.
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