International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Office awarded Paul Sein Twa, for Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 for Asia. This award is given to him for his efforts in selling the self-determination of the Karen folks in managing their pure sources.
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About Paul Sein Twa:
- Paul is the co-founder of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), established in 2001.
- Paul and his crew at KESAN supported Karen indigenous communities in establishing the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar and on the border of Thailand.
- The Peace Park represents a singular community-based method to conservation in considered one of Asia’s biodiversity hotspots.
- The Salween Basin is house to huge stretches of teak forests, teeming with tigers, solar bears, and clouded leopards.
About Goldman Environmental Prize:
The Goldman Environmental Prize is without doubt one of the most prestigious environmental prizes awarded yearly to grassroots environmental activists, one from every of the world’s six geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.
Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:
- Director-General of International Union for Conservation of Nature: Dr Bruno Oberle.
- International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
- International Union for Conservation of Nature Founder: Julian Huxley.
- International Union for Conservation of Nature Founded: 5 October 1948.
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