Namati’s Community Land Protection partner the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) has created a fantastic video about their major new initiative - the Salween Peace Park! The proposed park is an effort to end and prevent conflict in the region of Myanmar that is the traditional homeland of the Karen indigenous people, create a way to protect the rich biodiversity of the area, and to do so in a way that promotes cultural revitalization and community self-determination. Watch the video below:
Do you have any encouragement, questions, or suggestions for KESAN as they support this initiative? Have you used, or seen, conservation or protected areas as a strategy for supporting community self-determination and land protection? See if you can catch @Mabu or @JasonLubanski when they’re not deep in the forests and mountains to learn more about KESAN’s amazing work.