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.
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.
The playing cards present the 40 most important plant and animal species
for local people in Malinau. Each card shows a picture of a plant or
animal, with its names in different local languages.
Little drawings show the uses and places where the species can be found,
as well as people's views on possible threats and ideas how to conserve
On the other hand, court cards have facts about the forests in Malinau
written on them.
thousand packs of these cards have been distributed and were received