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Deadline Extended for Registration: International conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration and sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods. The deadline for registration has been extended - register now!   …  

15 May 2014 | Event

Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group, IUCN

New staff: Petch Manopawitr, Deputy, Southeast Asia Group

IUCN welcomes Mr. Petch Manopawitr to join as the Deputy, Southeast Asia Group (Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) with effect from 01 April 2014. Mr. Manopawitr will be based at the IUCN, Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

06 May 2014 | Article

Adam Starr

New staff: Adam Starr, Country Manager, IUCN Lao PDR

IUCN welcomes Mr. Adam Starr to join IUCN as Country Manager, IUCN Lao PDR Country Office with effect from 01 May 2014. Mr. Starr will be based at the IUCN Lao, PDR Office, in Vientiane.   …  

01 May 2014 | Article

Sekong River, Lao PDR

Water and energy challenges: Diverse perspectives for a way forward

4 April 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Different sectors  can  work together to create policy that seeks to effectively conserve our natural resources, while simultaneously addressing the demands of a growing population in a rapidly developing country.  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot

CEPF ready to roll out grants in the Indo-Burma region

Following the announcement of the second phase of CEPF support of Indo-Burma biodiversity hot-spot and review of proposals, new grants are now in process to be awarded.  …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

A pupil from Ban Kengkok Dong Primary School talks about her World Wetlands Day illustration in Champhone district

Celebrating World Wetlands Day in Lao PDR

11 February 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Government representatives, teachers, students and members of local communities came together in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces. 

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Asian Openbill

A new IUCN biodiversity survey in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR, recommends urgent conservation measures for birds species in the area.

The Xe Champhone wetland in Savannakhet province, Lao PDR, was designated as a Ramsar site in 2010 due to its importance for the conservation of the Siamese crocodile, the occurrence of specific wetlands habitats and the support it brings to local livelihoods.  

11 Feb 2014 | Article

Group photo of Wetland governance in Asia workshop

Workshop on wetlands governance in Asia: Report published

IUCN published a report on the “Wetlands Governance Workshop” as a result of the workshop held in Pakse in Lao PDR from 21 to 23 August 2013.  

22 Jan 2014 | Article
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workshop to share experiences on Ramsar governance

Cambodia and Lao PDR share experiences on Ramsar governance

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 19 December 2013 – The governments of Lao PDR and Cambodia together with the IUCN offices in both countries have been working extensively in the conservation of their wetlands since both countries acceeded to the Ramsar Convention in 2010 and 1999 respectively. During that time, many strides have been made to discover the best practices that are applicable within both countries.  …  

23 Dec 2013 | Article
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Fisherman on the Mekong

Publications of the results from the two-year surveys on biodiversity and livelihood on the Mekong river between Luang Phrabang and Vientiane in Lao PDR.

IUCN Lao PDR recently published the results of a 2 years study “Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihood along the Mekong River in between Luang phrabang and Vientiane, Lao PDR” supported by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Funds (CEPF). 

19 Dec 2013 | News story