Lao ministry admits challenges in tackling wildlife crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Major challenges lie ahead in countering wildlife and aquatic animal crimes, according to a report from the Forest Inspection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.The recently released National Wildlife and Aquatic Crime Response Action Plan 2025 reports that Laos ...

News Desk

Wildlife parts disposal highlights Lao govt’s efforts to combat illegal trade

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials in cooperation with the World Bank on Monday witnessed the burying of confiscated wildlife carcasses at Vientiane’s Huouy Nam Sai market in a strong demonstration of Laos’ commitment to stamp out the illegal trade in wildlife.The Department of Forest ...

News Desk

Fish release proclaimed as PM, public propel piscine preservation 

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday led civil servants, police officers, soldiers, representatives from international organisations and the public in Vientiane in releasing 150,000 fingerlings on the occasion of this year’s National Aquatic Animal and Wildlife Conservation Day.More ...

Vientiane Times

Aquatic, wildlife conservation heralded, 45m fish released

The nation’s rivers are set to swell with the release of some 45 million juvenile fish for National Aquatic Animal and Wildlife Conservation Day as well as to commemorate the anniversary of President Souphanouvong’s birth. The dual event is set to instil consciousness to children and ...

Vientiane Times

Smuggled Pangolins from Laos Seized in Mekong River

Thai authorities have rescued 40 live pangolins that were being smuggled in a boat from Laos to Thailand. The pangolins were found in sacks aboard the vessel that had crossed the Mekong River. The animals are said to have been bound for restaurants and traditional medicine shops ...

The Laotian Times

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