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One tree CAN save a culture, but we need your help. Help us get as many signatures as possible on this tree! As soon as we reach 10000 signatures we will bring the petition to the authorities in Thailand and push towards implementation of the Moken people's indigenous rights. Sign in, sign up and spread the word!

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For thousands of years, the Moken Sea Nomads have lived in their unique sea-faring Kabang boats. Today they are no longer allowed to take the tree needed to build one. The majority of Moken have no citizenship, and thus no legal rights. They are facing the huge threat of loosing the key to their culture and livelihood.

Show your support by adding your name to this tree

Support the Moken rights to harvest a tree and build a Kabang boat to last for generations. Now there are only a handful of these boats left.

If we can get 100 000 people to sign this tree by December 31, 2013, we can bring this petition to the National Park Authorities in Thailand and push towards recognition of the rights of the Moken to retain stewardship of the forest and reefs in what has been their home for generations.

Join us in acknowledging the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People in:
«recognising that respect for indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditional practices contributes to sustainable and equitable development and proper management of the environment»

Privacy policy

The "One Tree Can Save a Culture" campaign (http://themokentree.org/) is part of Project Moken (www.projectmoken.com) and committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website and this petition. Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through this website and email list. If you have questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us by email: info@projectmoken.com

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In addition, with your explicit permission , which is deemed to be given by signing the tree campaign, we pass along certain of your information to the following groups (as is standard practice):

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Petitions and Surveys

For petitions and surveys you've signed or completed, we treat your name as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of this "One Tree Can Save a Culture" petition, with your name, to world leaders and other targets, or to the press. This is only the case if you sign our petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address without your permission. We may also make your first name available to the press and public online. Project Moken is not responsible for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.


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