In the language of Borneo’s Penan tribe, there are forty words for sago palm, and no words for goodbye, or thank you – or thief. The Penan are a nomadic people who view the entire rainforest as their home. They are an “eco-village” on the move. In the time it takes to read a paragraph of this text, another three hectares of the Borneo rainforest will have been cut
Sadly indigenous community’s in rainforest are discriminated against and are suffering because of the destruction of their eco environment due to deforestation by unsustainable and illegal logging and cultivation of oil palm plantations
There is a campaign to boycott palm oil products in the western world because it destroys the rainforest and the ethno-sphere as it contributes to global warming and the destruction of wildlife and fauna.