Jun 02, 2015This video is about a community, which have been affected by the Pathi Dam, claiming the government to take responsible for their loss.
Jun 02, 2015On June 5, 2014, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) organised an event commemorating the World Environment Day in one of the indigenous Karen areas on the Salween River in Mutraw District (Papun) in Burma. A total of 200 people, including students, youth, parents, teachers and community leaders, attended.
Jun 02, 2015On March 14, 2014, on International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams, more than 200 people, including members of the Burma Rivers Network, participants from Araken State, Shan State, Karenni, and Karen State and local residents from Mawlamyine, the Mon State capital gathered on "Kaw Mu Pone" Island in the Salween River delta near Mawlamyine to take action to protect the rivers. Following government reforms and for the first time in Burma's history civil society groups and dam affected indigenous and ethnic community representatives to came together on the International Day of Action to raise their concerns regarding dam projects in their areas that have disrupted their lives or threaten to do so. The event was jointly organized by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW) and the Burma Rivers Network (BRN) for the purpose of raising awareness on the impacts of dam, motivating people, and presenting the results of their signature campaign against the six Salween Dams.
Jun 02, 2015On 5 February 2014, thousands of people in the Kamoethway Area gathered on the bank of the Kamoethway River to conduct the opening ceremony for the establishment of the "Htan Ta Bin" Fish Conservation Area. The conservation area is located in Kamoethway Area, LerDoh So Township, Dawei District in Karen State. The local elders once protected this area. However, the unstable political situation of recent decades made it difficult to effectively manage conservation. In 2004, an unusual land slide in the upstream area of the Kamothwey River destroyed several habitats for fish andother aquatic life. Currently, the Htan Ta Bin Fish Conservation Area is the only area of the Kamoethway River that is still healthy.Today, as the situation has improved somewhat because of the ceasefire,local people have decided to more effectively protect this area again.