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Indigenous wisdom protects forests, says prize-winning Myanmar activist – Net Newsledger

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202023 Views

December 3, 2020

Recognising indigenous peoples’ rights and knowledge can help fight climate change, says Goldman prize winner

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tapping into indigenous knowledge and involving local communities are the best ways to protect forests and other natural resources to keep climate change in check, a prominent Myanmar activist said on Thursday.

Paul Sein Twa, an indigenous Karen who two years ago established a 1.35 million acre (546,300 hectares) peace park, was this week named the Asia winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize – known as the “Green Nobel” – for grassroots activism.

The Salween Peace Park, in the Salween River basin on Myanmar’s eastern frontier with Thailand, is an important biodiversity area that combines the ancestral lands of about 350 indigenous communities who collectively manage the park.

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