Fifteen years ago the Bruno Manser Fund initiated a ground-breaking community mapping project. Tribesmen of the Penan were instructed to map their land using GPS-equipment, drones and extensive excursions in an area of roughly 10'000 km2.
After over a decade the project has finally come to a conclusion and the result is impressive: 23 Maps in a scale of 1:35'000 offer an insight into the heart of the Penan rainforest that has never been possible before. The maps allow us to trace the ancient paths of the Penan through the jungle and explore their rich heritage. Culturally important landmarks such as nomadic camps, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and graveyards were meticulously researched and pinpointed. The maps further detail the locations of significant plants such as the poison and blowpipe trees as well as the areas where sago palms can be found.
The very high standard of the maps is due to the adoption of the newest mapping technologies combined with Swiss cartography skills. For the Penan these maps will be important proof of their claims to the land they live on, and which is currently being sold off by the Malaysian government without their consent.
These maps are a treasure trove for everyone who values the art of cartography. Each map is completed with a different Penan legend and the thumbprints of the village leaders of that area to confirm its accuracy.
For each box sold one box goes to the Penan.
Price: 295.- CHF instead of 470CHF
Shipping included: 10.- CHF
Total: 295.- CHF
380 pages, including approximately 70 figures and maps
Published by Salis-Verlag, February 2014
Price: CHF 34.50
P&P: CHF 5.00
The English edition of "Raubzug auf den Regenwald" is available since Novembre 2014.
Publisher: Bergli Books, 2014, 313 pages + figures
Price: CHF 17.00 (including shipping costs to Switzerland only)
Written by Lukas Straumann
In The Borneo Case, documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of a group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has annihilated more than 90% of the Malaysian Borneo Rainforest, have been money laundered into property portfolios all around the world. Mutang Urud, a tribesman from Sarawak, Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser Fund, and Clare Rewcastle, an investigative journalist, overcome death threats and intimidation in their efforts to unravel what has been dubbed the greatest environmental crime in history.
Bonus: a short film about Bruno Mansers hunger strike in 1993 when he tried to convice the government to ban the import of tropical timber.
Language: English, with German and French subtitles
Price: CHF 15.- (including shipping costs)
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Verlag Zytglogge, 2005, 344 pages + figures
Finally the English edition of "Bruno Manser - Die Stimme des Waldes" by Ruedi Suter is available since Octobre 2015. (First published in German by Verlag Zytglogge, 2005).
Bergli Books, 2015, 329 pages + figures
Written by Ruedi Suter
Languages: D, F, E / Subtitles: D, F, E / Length: 94 min. / January 2008 (Sold by the BMF in Switzerland only)
Price: CHF 29.90
P&P: CHF 1.10
Total: CHF 31.00
Language: German, French