Parlain Study by its community
Distribution date: September 2015
Parlain Study on " Abundance of Parlain Natural Resources and Communities" intends to draw out the importance of Parlain ecosystems and natural resources and uses the results to facilitate the community to understand what exist in Parlain and their relationship with the environment, as well as to help them visualize possible impacts of the proposed coal-fired power plant on the environment and their community. The study looks at the socioeconomic values top three sources of incomes—betel nuts, rice, and fishery. Additional data on other type of fruits and income are also mentioned to calculate their contributions to local economy.
Research duration: 6 months, from December 2014-May 2015
First published: June 2015
The Parlain study is conducted completely by the communities of Parlain with supports from TERRA and HURFOM. These two organizations continue to monitor the study’s progress, provide technical supports in the field as well as in the analysis part throughout the six months.
The research team would also like to thank Mr. Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Country Director, who provides knowledge on coal-fired power plants and their impacts; Ms. Somporn Pengkam who helps design the community data collection and continually gives guidance to Andin representatives since the Workshop on Natural Resource Management Research; and Dr. Cherry Aung, a marine scientist from Mawlamyine University who supports the team with scientific data on mangrove ecosystems, and species in the mangrove forest and other aquatic ecosystems.