Photo Essay

Mushroom Wisdom (Karen language)

There is rich diversity of fungi, as well as traditional knowledge about them, in the Salween Peace Park now established in the Karen borderlands. It was considered worthwhile to do research to reveal both this valuable biodiversity them for conservation policy making and to strengthen and promote lifesaving traditional wisdom. Our women’s research team picked up the challenge and conducted 5 years of investigation to enrich our knowledge of the kinds and uses of 106 species of mushrooms that have at least one use as food, medicine or other purpose for the Karen people. The research is published in Karen but it may later be possible to translate to other languages. Please download our book to see more.

The 20th Anniversary: A Pathway to Social and Environmental Justice

November 18th, 2021 marked 20 years since the establishment of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). To recognize two decades of successes, challenges, and lessons learnt, we are proud to release a book of photo essays: ‘A Pathway to Social and Environmental Justice.’ Please get the photo essay book to see our journey and works.

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