SAVE Rivers

Protecting land, rivers, and watersheds


SAVE Rivers is a citizen’s group working to resist plans to build new dams that threaten people and ecosystems in Malaysia. SAVE Rivers supports and empowers rural communities to protect their land, rivers, and watersheds through capacity building, networking, research, education, and advocacy. Since 2011 it has promoted environmental and indigenous rights awareness and sustainable development solutions. SAVE Rivers believes that development can be achieved without the destruction of livelihoods or rivers and forests. 

It now works with local and international partners to promote village-scale renewable energy systems, promote indigenous land rights and indigenous-led conservation, build capacity in rural communities, and further the protection of all of Sarawak’s rivers.