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National parks and protected areas

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Title: Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (Burmese Subtitle) (Video)
Date of publication: 04 March 2018
Description/subject: "Today, on World Wildlife day, we share with you a short KESAN-produced documentary celebrating this community-driven effort towards the conservation of one of the world’s global biodiversity hot-spots, exploring the process behind its creation and the paths it opens for further local community wildlife conservation initiatives. On December the 19th the Karen Forest Department launched Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary, a joint effort by Karen communities, civil society, and local government to protect nature and biodiversity. The wildlife sanctuary was designed in cooperation with local communities, who actively participated in demarcating the sanctuary and writing its internal rules and regulations. Through this, stakeholders have designed a wildlife conservation area that is seated in the principle of co-existence, conserving both nature and the livelihoods of local communities. Kaydoh Mae Nyaw will not only support conservation, but will play a key role in the realization of the Salween Peace Park; a grassroots initiative to build a place where Karen people can live in peace, protect their indigenous traditions and way of life, and conserve the important biodiversity that they live among..."
Language: Karen
Source/publisher: KESAN
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (14:30 minutes )
Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia
http://www.kesan.asia/index.php/videos
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2018


Title: Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (English Subtitle) (Video)
Date of publication: 04 March 2018
Description/subject: "Today, on World Wildlife day, we share with you a short KESAN-produced documentary celebrating this community-driven effort towards the conservation of one of the world’s global biodiversity hot-spots, exploring the process behind its creation and the paths it opens for further local community wildlife conservation initiatives. On December the 19th the Karen Forest Department launched Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary, a joint effort by Karen communities, civil society, and local government to protect nature and biodiversity. The wildlife sanctuary was designed in cooperation with local communities, who actively participated in demarcating the sanctuary and writing its internal rules and regulations. Through this, stakeholders have designed a wildlife conservation area that is seated in the principle of co-existence, conserving both nature and the livelihoods of local communities. Kaydoh Mae Nyaw will not only support conservation, but will play a key role in the realization of the Salween Peace Park; a grassroots initiative to build a place where Karen people can live in peace, protect their indigenous traditions and way of life, and conserve the important biodiversity that they live among..."
Language: Karen
Source/publisher: KESAN
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (14:30 minutes )
Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia
http://www.kesan.asia/index.php/videos
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2018


Title: Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary Briefer
Date of publication: 19 January 2018
Description/subject: "The Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (KMWS) is one of 13 established Wildlife Sanctuaries under the administration of the Kawthoolei Forestry Department (KFD) within Karen State. The KMWS encompasses 91,599 acres (37,069 hectares/ 271 km2) of forest resources in the Southeast corner of Mutraw (Papun) District. It is home to great biodiversity and a number of endangered and vulnerable species, including the Critically Endangered Chinese pangolin and Sunda pangolin. This area experienced heavy armed conflict during 1994-1995, and many villages and communities were displaced from their homes. It encircles a Karen mountain range known to the locals as "Bu Thoh", where the famous Twee Hpah Wee Joh hill was the site where many KNLA and Burmese soldiers had lost their lives in intense and deadly fighting in the 1990s. These destructive conflicts led to the mass displacement of the Karen communities in this area, and have had long-lasting negative impacts on the previously sustainable livelihoods of such communities. In the past, the villagers living in and near the Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary were well-known for their hunting skills. These hunters had extensive knowledge about the geographical features in Kaydoh Mae Nyaw area and they would spend weeks at a time in the deep forests hunting and gathering foods. However, after it was decided that this area should be conserved, the community members have chosen to use their knowledge to protect their forests and its inhabitants, and hunting activities have been decreasing ever since. The Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary is the first KFD Protected Area to be established within the Salween Peace Park (it is located in the southern-most section of the Salween Peace Park). Thus, the KMWS ties into a more wide-reaching initiative by the KNU Mutraw District leaders and KESAN to establish an integrated, indigenous Karen Reserve, which encompasses nearly the entire area of the KNU-administered Mutraw District..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: KESAN
Format/size: html,pdf (790K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.kesan.asia
http://www.kesan.asia/index.php/resources/download/2-briefer-and-flyer/111-indigenous-karen-s-community-forest-kheshorter
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2018