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This study documents the wild elephant population and rich biodiversity in Megatha Forest (also known as Megatha Wildlife Sanctuary), a corner of Karen State that is part of the elephants’ native habitat. The Forest provides a good example of an intact ecosystem, but because 22 of the 60 species living there are at risk, the forest faces significant threats including ongoing war, militarization and accelerating natural resource exploitation.

Date 2011-07-26
Language  English
File Size 4.45 MB
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The report details the results of a gibbon status assessment made on Khe Shor Ter Mountain, Karen State, Myanmar in April 2010 by a team of researchers from the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) and supported by the People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF). The Status Review aims to assess the conservation status of the Hoolock Gibbon in Myanmar, while strengthening the capacity of the conservation movement in primate surveying, ....

Date 2010-10-04
Language  English
File Size 1.79 MB
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This report documents the rich biodiversity found in Khoe Kay, a bend in the Salween River and exposes the severe threats faced by this stretch of the Salween, both from large dams and ongoing militarization. The report finds Khoe Kay to be studded with both plant and animal diversity, identifying 194 plant species and 200 animals. Forty two of these species are considered endangered and can be found in ....

Date 2008-07-23
Language  English
File Size 4.84 MB
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This report (Karen Language) examines the effects of the longstanding civil war on Karen communities’ cultural and natural environment with specific focus on the diversity of cultivated and collected plant species. The case study provides a general overview of communities with a detailed look at local knowledge-based farming systems. The report also outlines the importance of non-timber forest products (NTFP) in food security and in women’s traditional ....

Date 2006-02-01
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File Size 6.06 MB
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This report examines the effects of the longstanding civil war on Karen communities’ cultural and natural environment with specific focus on the diversity of cultivated and collected plant species. The case study provides a general overview of communities with a detailed look at local knowledge-based farming systems. The report also outlines the importance of non-timber forest products ....

Date 2005-12-22
File Size 9.57 MB
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