2 September 2020

Myanmar’s indigenous people use ancestral customs to fight for land

From tying umbilical cords to sacred trees to paying homage to spirits before a hunt, indigenous people in south-eastern Myanmar are tapping ancestral customs to protect the pristine forests they call home.

The rituals are part of an in-depth plan to stop poachers, loggers and agribusinesses from laying waste to the globally significant wilderness of Tanintharyi, which is home to threatened species like tigers and Asian elephants. Read the full article on The Star here.