The deterioration of the environment and, ironically, also the measures taken to protect it through for instance marine parks in areas where sea gypsies people used to live restrict their livelihoods options. The panel presentations including a photographic slide show on the lives and livelihoods of the Moken people in Surin islands, will reflect on the role of the State in governing indigenous people and the impacts of tourism on the sea gipsies and their habitat.


Photo by Rosalia Sciortino, Tipakson Manpati and Panupong Boontongchuay