Salween Peace Park

主要事实

Equator Prize Winner: 2020
Year of establishment: 2014
Location: Myanmar
Ecosystem: Forests and mountains

In an area of South-Eastern Myanmar marked by 70 years of conflict, the Salween Peace Park is the result of a Karen indigenous grassroots movement for stability and conservation of a 5,400 square kilometer continuous ecosystem made up of protected areas, community forests and indigenous lands. Based on an indigenous vision of sustainable use of natural resources, coupled with traditional practices and taboos, local communities lead a life that respects wildlife and local ecosystems. A camera-trap program led by female researchers has shown remarkable species diversity in the area, contributing to the conservation of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. Organic agriculture has allowed villagers to recover livelihoods in an area impoverished from decades of conflict. Established in 2014 in a highly participatory process and founded upon principles of peace and self-determination, ecological integrity and cultural survival, the Salween Peace Park is an expression of Karen indigenous identity.

联系信息

Paul Sein Twa
President
paulkesan@gmail.com

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Equator Prize 2020

 

亚洲及太平洋

生物多样性保护
可持续林业

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Equator Prize 2020

 

亚洲及太平洋

生物多样性保护
可持续林业

Equator Prize 2020

 

亚洲及太平洋

生物多样性保护
可持续林业

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主要事实

Equator Prize Winner: 2020
Year of establishment: 2014
Location: Myanmar
Ecosystem: Forests and mountains

In an area of South-Eastern Myanmar marked by 70 years of conflict, the Salween Peace Park is the result of a Karen indigenous grassroots movement for stability and conservation of a 5,400 square kilometer continuous ecosystem made up of protected areas, community forests and indigenous lands. Based on an indigenous vision of sustainable use of natural resources, coupled with traditional practices and taboos, local communities lead a life that respects wildlife and local ecosystems. A camera-trap program led by female researchers has shown remarkable species diversity in the area, contributing to the conservation of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. Organic agriculture has allowed villagers to recover livelihoods in an area impoverished from decades of conflict. Established in 2014 in a highly participatory process and founded upon principles of peace and self-determination, ecological integrity and cultural survival, the Salween Peace Park is an expression of Karen indigenous identity.

联系信息

Paul Sein Twa
President