July 12, 2010 - The nomadic tribes of Borneo have blocked a road to stop loggers destroying their forest.
Members of the Penan tribe have set up barricades in northern Sarawak, the Malaysian part of Borneo to stop the destruction of forests upon which they depend for their survival.
The Malaysian company that operates Ling Lee forests of the region plans to raze the forests of the Penan and to plant fast growing trees to produce pulp.
The Penan, who live by hunting, gathering and fishing say plantations will deprive them of all their livelihood and they will have no more opportunity to find food when their forests are felled.
The demonstrators, who are mostly nomads, have no time left to search for food and are beginning to suffer from hunger. They have also been violently assaulted by a lumberjack.
A Penan told Survival International: "We can not live on plantations. That's like asking fish to live on the earth."