Forest products

Forest protection

Thailand, Laos launch forest fire prevention campaign

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thailand and Laos have launched an annual campaign to prevent and address forest fire between both countries.The Governor of Chiang Rai, Prachon Prachsakul, welcomed a delegation of 30 people from Laos during the launch at Phu Chi Fa Forest Park in the northern ...


WWF, Lao Officials Review Forest Use

(KPL) Provincial officials and community leaders met with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) in Phiang district, Xayaboury Province on Feb 7, 2019 to review the outcome of the survey and mapping of household land use and holdings, income, and other socio-economic ...


Plain of Jars could receive World Heritage status in July

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Good news is expected for Laos’ Plain of Jars (Thong Hai Hin) in July when Unesco’s World Heritage Committee meets to make a decision on the site’s status, a government official said last week.More ...

Keoxomphou Sakdavong

Lao Govt draws up plan to protect Bolaven Plateau

The government is creating a plan to preserve the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos as an agricultural area and a tourist destination, putting an end to companies’ hopes to set up heavy industry plants in one of the most fertile areas of Laos. The National Economic ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos reaffirms commitment to wildlife law enforcement

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has vowed to continue cooperation with international partners in addressing challenges in wildlife law enforcement, with the country still at risk of illegal trading.More ...

News Desk

Investors to plant trees in degraded forest areas of Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Burapha Agroforestry Company, Stora Enso Company and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry have discussed the replanting of commercial trees in degraded parts of National Production Forest Areas (NPFA).Representatives from the three parties met on Monday to discuss the criteria ...

News Desk

Illegal ivory seized in raid on Luang Prabang shop

More than 73 kilograms of ivory products were confiscated from a souvenir shop in Luang Prabang province recently and the foreign owner detained for suspected trading in elephant ivory.More ...

Siladda Souliyong

MRC, JICA Launch Study On Mekong Forest Conservation For Better Basin Management

(KPL) The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environmental health of the basin.More ...


Champassak extends dolphin conservation zone

Authorities and residents of Champassak province, especially those living in Hang Sadam and Hang Khon villages, Khong district, recently agreed to extend the conservation zone of the Mekong Dolphin, making it seven times larger. The move has been taken in a bid to conserve the ...

Vientiane Times

Govt announces 268-hectare botanical conservation area

The government has announced the establishment of the Huaynhang forestry conservation area in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, with the aim of creating a protected forest area free from encroachment.A ceremony to officially announce the 268-hectare Dongmakkhai Botanical Garden took place in the village on ...

Vientiane Times

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