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Case Study on orchid exports Report _ Cover

Case study on orchid exports from Lao PDR

Recommendations for using the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to increase sustainable orchid trade   …  

24 Jun 2009 | Downloads - document

Siphandon Books

Siphandone: The Mekong River Under Threat

Siphandone or Four Thousand Islands encompasses a fascinating 50 Km stretch of the Mekong River consisting of the maze of extensively braided channels, islands and seasonally flooded riverine habitats and the largest complex of waterfalls in Asia.  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Agrobiodiversity handbook _ Cover Eng

Agrobiodiversity Handbook

The importance of biodiversity for livelihoods and agriculture is increasingly recognised worldwide. In Lao PDR this is particularly apparent where the livelihoods of farmers are heavily dependent, not only on farming, but also on wildlife and non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Bueng Kiat Ngong

Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) in Lao PDR

The Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) is a global IUCN project working in 23 countries and funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The LLS project in Lao PDR aims to reduce poverty by enhancing community participation and supporting the Government of Laos (GoL) to achieve national priorities.  …  

10 Jun 2009 | Project description

One of Hin Namno’s impressive limestone caves.

Illegal hunting and logging threatens unique Protected Area in Lao PDR

IUCN Lao is working with local authorities and communities to protect the unique landscape and wildlife of Hin Namno in Central Lao PDR.   …  

26 May 2009 | Project description

World Wetland Days (2nd Feb)

World Wetlands Day celebrated in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR, February 2nd, 2009 (IUCN Lao) – Lao PDR government representatives, teachers and students, and civil society participants came together yesterday at the National University of Laos to celebrate World Wetlands Day.   IUCN and partners convene activities to recognise the value of wetlands,  

02 Feb 2009 | Event

State farm rubber - rows & trees straight

Consultation Workshop generates discussion on the development of the Lao rubber sector

Hosted by the National Economic Research Institute with support from IUCN Lao PDR, a consultation workshop on investment trends and actors in the Lao rubber sector was held on 18 December 2008 in Vientiane. 

26 Jan 2009 | Event

Study Tour on rubber development in China, Oct 08

IUCN Lao supported officials from Lao PDR to learn about Rubber development

In October 2008, IUCN Lao PDR supported several researchers and officials from Lao PDR and the People’s Republic of China to participate in a study tour to Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province. 

26 Jan 2009 | Event

MRWD Lao National Workshop 26 - 27 Jan 09

Water Governance issues under debate in Champassak

Representatives from the Lao government, civil society and business sectors met in Pakxe district, Champassak province, on Monday and Tuesday this week to debate priority water issues for Laos .  

26 Jan 2009 | Event

Rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.

IUCN supporting sustainable rubber development in Lao PDR

IUCN Lao PDR recently supported a consultation workshop on investment trends and actors in the Lao rubber sector, working with the National Economic Research Institute. …  

08 Jan 2009 | News story