KWCI has to date undertaken priority activities identified to ensure the immediate protection of wildlife in the area. This strategy was considered essential to ensure the mitigation of wildlife poaching in this vulnerable area. With these strategies now in place, the KWCI is poised to develop longer term strategies in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Current conservation programs are focused on:
- Monitoring, evaluation and assessment of wildlife through the implementation of on going surveys in priority areas. This project will provide the first assessments of species richness in regions of Karen State.
- Training and deployment of Wildlife Protection Units (WPU). Currently two teams of 10 members are deployed in the area to monitor for illegal activities and ensure protection of wildlife populations in the area.
- Capacity Building- building of local teams through the facilitation of training activities for field based and administrative staff.
In the longer term, KWCI plans to assist with the establishment of nationally recognised protected areas, biodiversity mapped and actively managed, enabling wildlife conservation and the sustainable exploitation of forest resources by the indigenous Karen people.