Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (Burmese Subtitle)
Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (Burmese Subtitle)

Mar 04, 2018

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.
Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (English Subtitle)
Kaydoh Mae Nyaw Wildlife Sanctuary (English Subtitle)

Mar 04, 2018

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.
"Resilience: Adaptive Measures of Indigenous Karen Peoples to Mitigate Climatic Hazards"

Feb 15, 2018

"Resilience" is a documentary film that features the indigenous Karen Communities living in Pa-an and Mutraw District, Karen State of Burma/Myanmar. They use their ancestors' traditional wisdom to systematically conserve land, forest and water resources so as to maintain sustainable livelihoods and food security and at the same time adapt to climatic changes.
The Kheshorter: Indigenous Karen’s Community Forest (English subtitle)
The Kheshorter: Indigenous Karen’s Community Forest (English subtitle)

Aug 10, 2017

“Our actions for forest and wildlife conservation and protection also have positive impacts on the world, which is affected by the circumstances of climate change and global warming.” To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) and the Kawthoolei Forestry Department (KFD) of the Karen National Union (KNU) releases a new documentary film about the Kheshorter Forest, an exceptional example of Indigenous forest conservation in Karen State, Burma. The Kheshorter Forest is a pristine ecological, social and spiritual sanctuary for Indigenous Karen communities that has existed for many generations. The forest is located in western Mutraw (Papun) District and eastern Klerlweehtoo (Nyaunglaybin) District of Kawthoolei in Burma. The Kheshorter forest is under the collective governance, protection, and management of 15 villages and covers a total area of 14,606 acres. Much of this is primary mountainous forest and is home to numerous rare and endangered species, including tigers and Hoolock Gibbons. This area also holds immense mythical and historical significance for the local Karen Indigenous people. The 26 - minute documentary explores Indigenous Karen people’s knowledge, wisdom, and practices of sustainable conservation of their forest and natural resources that they have depended on for their cultural identity, health, livelihoods, and overall well-being for generations.
Do not Abandon us (English Subtitle)
Do not Abandon us (English Subtitle)

Aug 07, 2017

"I'm willing to return to my homeland only if there is genuine peace." Burmese subtitle: https://youtu.be/zSw2SBIy30g?list=PLBqhvgQI-bcyQ0bpjDpUoho4Vdlhj1hw7 To commemorate the World Refugee Day on 20th June 2017, standing together with refugees, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) would like to share the voices and concerns of Karen Refugees along the Thai -Burma border. The video "Don't abandon us" tells the story of refugees who are facing cuts in humanitarian aid while being encouraged to return before their homeland is secure. The video documentary was filmed in two Karen Refugee camps, Mae La Oon and Mae Ra Ma Luang.