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 ...
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) ...
Xieng Khuang cracks down on illegal logging and corrupt officials
Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are investigating more officials allegedly involved in taking bribes in connection with the illegal timber trade which has caused great damage to the nation.The provincial Governor, Mr Bounton Chanthaphone, told a news conference, which was held as part of a ...
Lao govt outlines forestry protection moves to lawmakers
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Preserving forests and promoting tree planting across the country are the main aims for amendment of the forestry law, a senior government official has said. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo presented a draft amended forestry law for debate at ...
Laos closes wood processing plants to comply with PM’s Order
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More than 500 wood processing plants and family-based furniture workshops have been shut since the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 was issued in 2016.Of the total 1,595 wood processing plants and furniture workshops functioning in Laos in 2016, only 1,086 plants ...
Laos supports Huaygnang-Dongmakkhay forest restoration
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The signing of a funding agreement took place last week in Vientiane between the Environment Protection Fund, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forestry Department, and the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Department of Planning and Cooperation.The government has authorised about 2.4 ...
Lao govt creates two national parks
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has created two national parks in northern and central Laos to protect forests, biodiversity, natural beauty and the country’s geological development.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith signed two prime ministerial decrees last month, giving birth to the Nam Et–Phou Louey Park ...
Lao officials review forest, land use in Nam Poui National Biodiversity Conservation Area
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Officials from Xayaboury province and village leaders from Ban Navaen met with staff from World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) in Phiang district earlier this month to review the outcome of the survey and mapping of household land use ...