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How one man stopped a rainforest mega-dam

A man who led a successful campaign to stop a mega-dam being built in Borneo's rainforest has been awarded a top environmental prize. Peter Kallang spent years raising awareness of the plans among indigenous communities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, and the wider world. After a five year campaign the government eventually cancelled the project. Peter has now been honoured with the 2019 Seacology Prize which is awarded to people for protecting island environments.

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