In the eighties, the Swiss Bruno Manser sought a life in harmony with nature in Malaysia. He found what he was looking for with the Penan in the state of Sarawak on Borneo. After living with them for several years, the bulldozers of the logging companies reached the Penan forest. Bruno Manser started to get involved in the protection of the forest and, after his return from Sarawak, founded the Bruno Manser Fonds in 1992.
In 2000, Bruno Manser mysteriously disappeared without a trace in the rainforest of Sarawak. The Bruno Manser Fonds continues his legacy and is committed to the Penan and the preservation of the rainforest.
He who has understood and does not act, has not understood.
Campaigns and Projects
Plant 10 trees for the regeneration of the forest
Help mapping the tropical rainforest
Help sponsor a road blockade against illegal loggers
Lay 50 metres of pipes for clean drinking water
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Bruno Manser helped us with the defence of our forest.