Forest protection

Protected areas

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 ...

Phontham Visapra

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   ...

Times Reporter

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 ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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 ...

News Desk

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

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

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

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