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The report reviews the current state of environmental management in Burma (includes domestic and international policies and mechanisms, and the roles of local and international NGOs and UN agencies), as well as highlighting the key environmental problems and the impacts on local people and environment and, also provide analysis on conflict over natural resources in ethnic areas before and after the elections in 2010.

Date 2011-07-26
Language  English
File Size 4.33 MB
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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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The report consists of nine case studies that describe a variety of issues related to natural resource management in different parts of Burma, including Arakan, Kachin and Karen and Shan States. The report exposes the harsh impacts that are inflicted on the environment and the livelihoods of ethnic people by the current development path taken by Burma’s military regime and argues for community based resource management as an alternative. This report is a ....

Date 2009-09-23
Language  English
File Size 7.84 MB
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To most people on earth - even biodiversity scientists- the Salween Basin is like the dark side of the moon. It is the second-longest river in Southeast Asia, yet few have even heard of it. Even in the populated valleys and cities of the countries that claim Salween waters - China, Burma, Thailand - people know little of this river. There are no big cities, no famous ruins, no superhighways, no dams - yet. But it is precisely this obscurity that makes the Salween Basin a place of great ....

Date 2008-07-30
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
Language  See description
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
Language  English
File Size 9.57 MB
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Representatives of two ethnic groups, from Kachin and Karen State undertook the first research to uncover the social impacts of deforestation and to relate them to environmental degradation. This report explain what happens at this moment in the frontier forests of Burma has its implications not only on the terrain of nature conservation, but also on the terrain of the social and economic development of local communities. With the logging and the deforestation a ....

Date 2002-06-07
Language  English
File Size 1.59 MB
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