Saw John Bright (Karen Environmental and Social Action Network), “Indigenous-led Conservation during Civil War in Myanmar/Burma: The Salween Peace Park” ( Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)

Event time: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall See map
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1714
Event description: 

Saw John Bright is a member of the Karen people whose traditional territories range across Myanmar/Burma and northern Thailand. As an activist, John works for the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), a grassroots, community-based organization that fights for sustainable livelihoods, land rights, and biodiversity conservation in the war-torn landscapes of Karen State in eastern Myanmar/Burma. Please join us to learn more about the Salween Peace Park, a path-breaking indigenous Karen initiative to provide an alternative to the militarized infrastructure development projects and unsustainable natural resource extraction in the Salween River basin.