Tiger Cubs Trafficked from Laos Confiscated in Thailand
After months of questioning the husband following initial suspicions, the police managed to arrest the couple red-handed and seized four baby tigers from them that were allegedly trafficked from Laos. The Thai police had been investigating the husband since September, and authorities eventually arrested him ...
Chinese Elephant Plan in Lao Capital Angers Wildlife Advocates
A Chinese-owned firm drew fire from animal conservation activists when it brought in 10 elephants from the north of the country to entertain tourists in a special economic zone in the Lao capital Vientiane during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.The year-long promotional campaign officially encourages tourism ...
RFA’s Lao Service
US agency’s $617,744 supports Lao wildlife disease surveillance
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Defence Threat Reduction Agency of the United States of America has provided more than 5.4 billion kip (US$617,744) to roll out the Development of the National Wildlife Disease Surveillance Network Project in Laos.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Vientiane ...
Live Pangolins Smuggled from Laos Seized in Vietnam
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammalDozens of live pangolins smuggled from Laos have been discovered “dehydrated and weak” in a box on a bus in Vietnam.The Vietnamese police arrested the driver and his wife on suspicion of trafficking the animals from Laos, AFP reported ...
The Laotian Times
EU-funded project tackles wildlife trafficking in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The European Union has provided 8 million Euros to support a new project in seven countries including Laos, in a move to strengthen their governments’ actions to combat wildlife trafficking and forest crime.In Laos, the national launch event of EU action, ...
Saravan reports 2,500 pig deaths from African swine fever
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Local Saravan authorities have confirmed the province is facing serious challenges in preventing the spread of African swine fever with the reported number of pig deaths increasing.As of June 20, provincial officials reported 1,500 pigs had died from the disease, but ...
Battling swine fever, Laos grateful for Thai help
The Lao government has thanked Thailand for sending disinfection equipment to help contain an outbreak of African swine fever in Salavane province.Department of Livestock Development director-general Sorawit Thanito said on Sunday his counterpart in the Lao Department of Livestock and Fisheries had sent a letter ...
The Nation editors
Workshop launches guidebook to assess fish conservation zones in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The consulting company FISHBIO Laos recently hosted a workshop in partnership with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to explain a new guidebook developed as a resource to improve the assessment of fish conservation ...
Ministry regulates wildlife-related operations in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo recently issued the guidance as indicated in Decision No. 0188 ...
Laos Elephant conservation centre wins Asean tourism award
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Elephant Conservation Centre in Xayaboury province nailed Laos’ slot in the 2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcase at January’s Asean Tourism Forum in Halong Bay, Vietnam, by taking top honours in the “Do” category.The centre captured the “Do” class for Laos ...