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Can a battlefield be turned into an indigenous-run protected area for scores of endangered species like tigers, gibbons and wild cattle? Yes it can, according to almost 300 local leaders, ethnic soldiers and activists gathered May 23-26 for a consultation in this remote mountainous corner of Burma. They call it the Salween Peace Park, a first of its kind in the world.
In accordance with the new government’s promise to guarantee ethnic rights and set up a federal democratic system, the Save the Salween Network urges the new government to stop all plans to build dams on the Salween River, as they will have disastrous impacts on the lives of countless ethnic communities in Burma.
An open letter was sent today with endorsements from over 200 civil society groups, the 29th of September 2015 to the Snowy Mountain Engineering Corporation over the Australian Company's failure to address key concerns of communities and civil society groups, or to meet international standards for transparency and human rights in the ESIA process that they have carried out to date for the giant Mongton Dam project on the Salween River in Burma (Myanmar). The Save the Salween Network explained in their letter their reasons for refusing to engage with the company through its so-called consultation process, instead choosing to state their clear opposition by urging the company to immediately withdraw from the Mongton project. For more details please see the open letter.