Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Cassava Farmers Encroach Upon Dong Hua Sao National Park

According to images released on social media by a local resident, hundreds of trees in the Dong Hua Sao National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area have been cut down in preparation for cassava plantations. The Dong Hua Sao National Protected Area is located about 30 kilometers east of Pakse ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

More funding for biodiversity, environmental protection

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) will provide over 7.9 billion kip to strengthen biodiversity conservation and natural resource management activities in six target provinces.The 11 subprojects will take place in the provinces of Vientiane, Xayaboury, Huaphan, Luang Namtha and Attapeu, and in Vientiane, all of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos to earn revenue from sale of carbon credit next year

The people of Khongxedon district and surrounding areas in Saravan province will have better opportunities for healthcare and medical treatment thanks to the US government’s support for the renovation of facilities at Khongxedon district hospital.Keep reading   ...

Times Reporter

Climate mitigation initiative yields fruit

A completed initiative to protect the climate has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving livelihoods, and conserving precious and fragile biodiversity, a report has revealed. Initiated in 2011, the Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation Programme (CliPAD), which ends this year, aimed to address the loss ...

Times Reporters

Agro-biodiversity initiative helps northern fish conservation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing to encourage rural people in three northern provinces to expand their fish preservation efforts at designated conservation reservoirs.The project, which was launched in 2009, has increased the number of conservation areas to 262. Fishing is ...

News Desk

Environment officials in Laos strengthen their hand against forestry, wildlife crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Environment police and officials from the south of the country met recently in Champassak province for training in the enforcement of new laws which aim to combat the trade in illegal wildlife and other illegal forest activities.The two-day workshop took place ...

News Desk

MRC awards green campaign winners to celebrate Mekong Day

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has awarded the winners of its green campaign to celebrate Mekong Day and raise awareness of the danger of plastic waste in the Mekong River basin.The campaign, which ran from March 4 to 29, asked Facebook ...

News Desk

Lao Govt considers tax to protect environment from industrial pollution

Industries that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy.Under the strategy, which Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith endorsed on January 30, the Ministry of Finance will impose taxes to discourage industries from producing pollution ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos, China partner in orchid conservation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and China have agreed on a project relating to the conservation of plants and biodiversity in Laos from 2019-2021, focusing on biodiversity surveys.An agreement on the initiative was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday, attended by the Deputy Minister of Science ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Environment Protection Fund provides 32 billion kip for preservation projects

The Environment Protection Fund has granted more than 32 billion kip (US$3.8 million) through the Second Lao Environmental and Social Project (LENS2) to help preserve natural environments in Laos.The grant was provided to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture ...

Times Reporters

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