Episode 90: Fighting mining in the Kayin hills

As mining companies blast into the limestone mountains of Kayin State, local communities fear for the forests, lakes and rivers they depend on. Although these large scale mining operations are creating jobs for the people who live in the mountains, some claim they could destroy ecosystems and traditional ways of life.

This week, in partnership with Karen Information Center, Doh Athan travels the Kayin Hills to speak with the people who could be impacted by new mines and factories to learn what could be gained, and what could be lost, in the name of progress.



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