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MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

Biodiversity contributes directly to poverty reduction in at least five key areas: food security, health improvements, income generation, reduced vulnerability, and ecosystem services.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

WILDLIFE IN LAO PDR - 1999 STATUS REPORT

WILDLIFE IN LAO PDR - 1999 STATUS REPORT

The 1999 Status Report is a result of collaboration between the Centre for Protected Areas and Watershed Management, IUCN - The World Conservation Union, and The Wildlife Conservation Society, supported by funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

FLOW - the essentials of Environmental Flow - Dyson et al

Flow - The Essentials of Environmental Flows

An environmental flow is the water regime provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and their benefits where there are competing water uses and where flows are regulated.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Exploring Water Futures Together

Exploring Water Futures Together

This report documents the proceedings of the Mekong Region Waters Dialogue: Exploring Water Futures Together, held in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 6 and 7 July 2006.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future: Biodiversity and Livelihoods

The Mekong River is one of the greatest river systems on Earth. It is ranked as the twelfth-longest river in the world and eighth in terms of annual discharge. The seasonal variation in the water level and the range of wetland habitats inundated by the Mekong River provide the source of the river system’s productivity.  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Business & Biodiversity Strategy For IUCN Lao PDR

Business & Biodiversity Strategy For IUCN Lao PDR

The Business & Biodiversity Programme (BBP) seeks to enhance IUCN, International Union Conservation of Nature’s collaboration with the private sector, by engaging the corporate world in biodiversity conservation and by helping businesses to reduce their environmental footprint.  

10 Sep 2009 | Downloads - document

Wild Saola caught on film by an automatic camera-trap in central Laos in 1999.  
Photo by: Ban Vangban village/WCS/IUCN.

Last Chance to Save the Saola from Extinction?

Meeting in Laos Urges Prompt Action (Vientiane, 22 August, 2009) Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19-21, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world’s most enigmatic mammals, the Saola.  

10 Sep 2009 | Event

Mr Lammai Phiphakkhavong (right) shakes hands with Ms Latsamay Sylavong after signing the agreement.

NUOL, IUCN Lao further cooperation efforts

The National University of Laos (NUOL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) signed an agreement in Vientiane yesterday to develop a new programme for undertaking research on environmental and developmental resources. 

26 Aug 2009 | Event

Mr Khamphout Phandanouvong (left) shakes hands with Ms Latsamay Sylavong.

DoFI and IUCN collaborate to promote Forest Law Enforcement and Governance

DoFI and IUCN work to promote Forest Governance, DoFI and IUCN collaborate to promote Forest Law Enforcement and Governance.   …  

30 Jul 2009 | Event

A view of the Hin NamNo National Protected Area

Hin Namno National Protected Area

The Hin Namno National Protected Area will be submitted as a candidate to the World Heritage List of UNESCO.  

30 Jul 2009 | Event