19 STORIES TAGGED ‘ENVIRONMENT’

Indigenous People from Tanintharyi Region Campaign Against Dams

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Indigenous people from the Tanintharyi Region gathered on September 13 to campaign against the plan to build a dam in the eastern shore of Sar Ya Bwin Village under Tanintharyi Township in Myeik District. The campaign was based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights... Read more ►

Asean River Watch Groups Decide Focusing on Environmental Protection in the Region

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Youth leaders of environmental conservation groups from the Asean region have decided to boost their advocacy for environmental conservation in Asean countries. The youth leaders of river watch groups from the Asean region attended the 2nd Regional River Watch Groups Forum a... Read more ►

Residents Demand Chit Linn Myaing Quarry Company to Leave after Extracting all Permitted Stones

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Local residents of Lun Nya Village have demanded Chit Linn Myaing Company to withdraw the rock quarry project at the Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, Karen State after the company has produced rocks from all permitted amount of suds even though the project duration is no... Read more ►

Network Established to Protect Four Mountains in Karen, Mon States

October 28, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Amid increasing quarrying projects that threaten to destroy the natural environment, residents have banded together to form a conservation network protecting mountains in Karen and Mon states. The Natural Mountain Conservation Network will work to conserve four mountains: Mi... Read more ►

Karen Officials Recommend Suspending Rock Quarrying on Taung Kalay Mountain

October 17, 2017  •  Author: Khar Suu Nyar

After inspecting a controversial rocky quarrying site in Karen State, a delegation of state-level officials plans to recommend the government suspend the deleterious activity and terminate existing licenses. Karen State’s Pa-O Affairs Minister Khun Myo Tint and state Hlutt... Read more ►

Illegal Sand Dredging Goes Unchecked on Rapidly Vanishing Island in Karen State

August 25, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Illegal sand dredging has continued unabated on an island in Hpa-an township, despite locals’ complaints that the activity is causing massive erosion. The dredging on Ta Yoke Hla Island was first noticed by the residents in July, and they reported to the local police at th... Read more ►

Activists Warn Karen State Villagers Against Coal

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

A new network of activists and civil society groups has been warning Karen State residents of the dangers of coal through environmental awareness trainings held from July 20 to August 5. The Karen State government greenlit a 1280-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Hpa-An tow... Read more ►

The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Pray for Mountain’s Protection, Health and Environment as 5,000-Tons Cement Plant Proposal is Revived by Militia Leader and Chinese Investors

March 29, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Mi Kayin villagers in Hpa-an Township held a prayer service for the protection of their land and natural resources threatened by the proposed cement plant on March 29, 2016. The villagers gathered at the base of Mi Kayin Mountain for the public prayer service after a recentl... Read more ►

The KNU’s Forestry Department Helps Karen Communities Go Green on World Environment Day

February 25, 2016  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

In a move to raise awareness about environmental issues, the Karen National Union’s Forestry department launched a project to encourage communities living in areas under its control to grow more tress. The KNU’s Forestry Department’s ‘greening project’ wants each h... Read more ►

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