Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) is a non-political, non-profit and non-government organization in the forestry sector of Myanmar. Its strength is expertise, dedication and dynamism. Founded in 1996, FREDA is currently composed of (409) members, comprising foresters, botanists, agronomists, zoologists, veterinary scientists, hydro-geologists, engineers, timber businessmen, journalists, artists, etc. Membership is open to any citizen of Myanmar over the age of 18, except those in active government service. FREDA is the country Focal Point for Myanmar in the ten nation South East Asia Civil Society Environment Alliance (SEACSEA) formed in May 2007 to promote environmental protection and sustainable development in the ASEAN region.