Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Attapeu announces auction of confiscated timber

ATTAPEU, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Attapeu province has announced the auction of timber seized by timber committees under the departments of Industry and Commerce.It has invited furniture associations, timber processing factories, furniture factories and timber businesses throughout the country to take part in the auction.More ...

News Desk

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 ...

News Desk

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

Govt, JICA recommit to restoring Lao forest cover

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue supporting the Lao government in expanding the goal of restoring national forest cover to 70 per cent by 2020 through the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Support Project.JICA in cooperation with ...

News Desk

Laos, Thailand promote wooden art products through craft exchanges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Wooden sculptural items made in Laos must rely on foreign markets for greater sales, a senior official of the National Institute of Fine Arts said yesterday.Dr Maysing Chanthaboutdy was speaking at the opening ceremony of a Lao-Thai cross-cultural craft workshop held ...

News Desk

Lao Authorities assess aftermath of Phou Phanang forest blaze

Sangthong district authorities in Vientiane are assessing the extent of forest destroyed by fire in the Phou Phanang (Phanang Mountain) National Protected Area last week.District authorities said the official data on losses and further measures to protect forests are still being assessed.A representative of authorities ...

Times Reporters

Research centre in Laos growing 100,000 saplings for reforestation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Forest Research Centre under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) will produce 100,000 saplings this year as part of government efforts to restore forest cover to 70 per cent of the country by 2020.Director of the facility, Mr ...

Ounkham Pimmata

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

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 ...


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