Terian, Borneo, Malaysia
Conservation benefit: Protection of a 1,000-acre watershed and integrated watershed management
Community benefit: Community micro-hydro system
The Crocker Range National Park, also called “The Spine of Sabah,” covers 540 square miles of remote forest in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is one of the most important sanctuaries of biodiversity left in the heavily logged state.
Terian Village has agreed to protect a 1,000-acre watershed area in exchange for a micro-hydro energy system, which creates power by harnessing the vertical drop of a stream within the watershed. Seacology is working with PACOS Trust, the Borneo Project, Green Empowerment and Tinimungan Popoburu Tulun (TINIPOT or the Community Development Action Group of Terian) to complete this system.Full or partial funding for this project provided by
- January 2007
- After the mud slide in April the system was repaired to full operation in July 2006. The system is providing renewable electricity for lights, small appliances and agricultural processing. The...
- June 2006
- The micro-hydro system was completed in June 2005. It is providing renewable electricity for lights, small appliances and agricultural processing. Training for the maintenance of the system...
- January 2006
- In June, some sections of pipe had to be replaced due to damage by a fallen tree. Other trees along the headrace were removed to prevent future problems. In August, a community meeting was held to...
- July 2005
- Project coordinator and 2004 Seacology Prize recipient Adrian Lasimbang reports that the last of the equipment was delivered to Terian by helicopter and that the turbine will be installed and...