Last updated April 2010 
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"Getting the message out"

The Malinau survey provided significant insight into "what is important to communities living in tropical forest landscapes”. The MLA team wanted to give back this information to the Malinau communities and help them communicate their needs to other local stakeholders.

We first prepared four posters and a set of playing cards for that purpose and later produced a film. Our information also contributed to the new environmental education curriculum for the district.


Together with the Malinau communities, we also produced a film to document how they perceive and use forests, how these uses may be changing, and may ultimately lead to the destruction of the forest, and the loss of a rich culture and way of life.

The films were widely distributed among stakeholders in the district and beyond. They often helped to initiate discussion regarding land use options for the district.