Forests and forestry
Illegal logging in Laos hinders government’s forestation goals
Illegal logging, concessions to private developers and agricultural encroachment on forest lands are jeopardizing Laos’s goal of achieving 70% forest cover density by 2035.That’s according to a recent survey by Laos’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which pointed to an increase in illegal logging in ...
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 ...
The mayor issued a ban on invasion at the national park
The mayor of the capital issued Order No. 031 / dated 18 August 2021 on the protection of the Phu Phanang Phu – Khao Khwai National Protected Area to prevent forest encroachment, eliminate every construction in the protected area, prohibit trade in logging equipment, block ...
Feasibility study for Forestry and Eco Agriculture project gets underway
The government has given the green light to Jia Run Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study for an ecological agriculture development project in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. the company planned to operate the project on area of 5,000 hectares, as a ...
Illegal logging remains an issue despite PM’s order
Although the Prime Minister’s Order relating to control of the timber industry is being strictly enforced, illegal logging continues to be of great concern although it has declined in recent years.In 2020, more than 2,600 cubic metres of illegally harvested wood and over 290 tonnes ...
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 ...
Ministry, WWF-Laos kick off forest conservation project
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Department of Forestry and WWF-Laos have begun the Lao side of an ambitious project to protect the forests and wildlife of southern Laos and central Vietnam.The project will run for six years and cost EUR 3.3 million (over 32 billion kip) ...
Lao: Champassak city announces auction of confiscated timber
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The seized timber auction committee of Champassak city has invited furniture associations, timber processing factories, furniture factories and timber businesses across the country to an auction of confiscated timber.The government seized the wood up for sale after it was illicitly cut ...
Savannakhet authorities seize illegal shipment of wood
Savannakhet provincial authorities last week stopped a container truck being driven by a Vietnamese national through Phin district into Vietnam, and confiscated illegally harvested timber stored inside the vehicle.Acting Director of the province’s Forestry Inspection Office, Mr Laty Phengsithai, told Vientiane Times that forest inspection officials stopped ...
Lao ministry allows more wood products for export
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has revised the list of wood products approved for export so that Lao furniture makers can more easily sell their goods in local and overseas markets.The ministry has specified three main categories of wood product ...