Malaysia’s Indigenous Batek and Deforestation from Palm Oil – Podcast

209

2020
Justice

Malaysia’s Indigenous Batek and Deforestation from Palm Oil – Podcast

Photo James Whitlow Delano

Available to listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and Others

In this episode we speak with James Whitlow Delano about his time documenting the plight of one of Malaysia’s last indigenous peoples, the Batek. We speak about what drew James to this particular story, who the Batek are, the attitudes from Malaysian government towards indigenous people, palm oil deforestation affecting their traditional lands, the notions behind resource extraction and the costs to planet and people, and many other topics.


James is a documentary storyteller and photographer who has been based in Asia for 30 years but whose work spans across the globe. James’ career has focused on environmental issues and climate change, human rights, migration and Indigenous cultures affected by industrialisation. His projects have won awards, such as the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International and NPPA Best of Photojournalism. He is also a grantee from the Pulitzer Center. James’ work has been covered by publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, New Republic, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and many more. He is the founder of the EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed.

Twitter: @jameswdelano

Instagram: @jameswhitlowdelano

Facebook: James Whitlow Delano

Climate Impacts Tracker Asia

Related articles

Air Pollution in India: Devastating Health Effects

San Miguel Corporation LNG Projects Could Destroy the Philippines’ ‘Amazon of the Oceans’

Deforestation in Malaysia and the Fading Lives of Its Indigenous Peoples

COP28: A Summary of What Happened in Dubai – Podcast

Related articles

COP28: A Summary of What Happened in Dubai – Podcast

In this episode of Attributions, we summarize the main events, announcements and agreements at the...

Living on the Water’s Edge

Since the 2013 earthquake that caused Bohol islands to sink–an event that set off regular...

For the Pacific Islands, Climate Change Loss and Damage Is Consequential

Loss and damage for the Pacific Islands could be a lifeline as climate change's impacts...

The Injustice of the South Asian Heat Wave on the Poor

The Impact of Climate Change on Women: Stories From Bangladesh

The Importance of Climate Change Awareness To Protect and Save Lives

Gender Equality at COP28: Advancing Climate Justice for Women and Girls

Trending

The Cost of Climate Change on Coral Reefs – Podcast

Dr Katharina Fabricius speaks about the impact of coral bleaching, ocean acidification and climate change's...

Indian Agricultural Policy and Climate Change – Podcast

Devinder Sharma speaks about climate change's impact on Indian agriculture and how Indian agricultural policy...

Oil Spill in the Philippines Devastates Communities and Marine Life

A massive oil spill in the Philippines has damaged pristine marine ecosystems and impacted the...

The Cost of Climate Change on Coral Reefs – Podcast

Indian Agricultural Policy and Climate Change – Podcast

Oil Spill in the Philippines Devastates Communities and Marine Life

Ocean Acidification Effects on Tourism: A Search For Solutions