Environment and natural resources

Smuggled Pangolins from Laos Seized in Mekong River

Thai authorities have rescued 40 live pangolins that were being smuggled in a boat from Laos to Thailand. The pangolins were found in sacks aboard the vessel that had crossed the Mekong River. The animals are said to have been bound for restaurants and traditional medicine shops ...

The Laotian Times

Govt targets young people in tree planting programme

President Bounnhang Vorachit, along with high ranking officials and children, yesterday planted tree saplings in support of the government’s goal to highlight the importance of forestry protection among young people. Trees were planted at the new Young Pioneers Palace and Youth Museum in Dongmakkhai village, ...

Vientiane Times

Thousand of sawmills closed, hundreds of wrongdoers penalised: PM

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) yesterday that 1,545 small-scale wood processing plants and businesses that had been operating illegally had been shut down nationwide. Some 702 people were found to be involved in the illegal operation of the plants and businesses ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Attapeu police seize 2 tonnes of illegally harvested timber

Attapeu provincial police on Monday stopped a bus driven by a Vietnamese national passing through the Phoukeua international checkpoint into Vietnam, and confiscated a large amount of illegally harvested timber that was hidden inside the bus.More ...

Vientiane Times

MRC’s Paperless Initiative to Make It One of the First Paperless Organizations in Laos

The Mekong River Commission has vowed to become one of the first paperless organizations in Laos as part of its efforts to protect environment and promote regional sustainable growth.More ...

The Laotian Times

Govt demonstrates commitment to greening of Laos

Officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Friday gathered to plant trees at the National Museum in Vientiane to mark National Arbour Day.The ministry is planting trees in support of the resolution adopted by the 10th Party Congress to create more green ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

200 saplings planted in Saravan welcoming Arbour Day

Last weekends, Saravan Provincial Department of Agro-Forestry along with District offices of Agro-Forestry have been on-site for planting trees in National Protected Area of Phouphasouk, Saravan.More ...


Huaphanh destroyed illegal wildlife imports

(KPL) Last week, Officials from Xamneua Agriculture and Forestry office, Provincial Department of Industry and Trade, Provincial Department of Finance and relevant entities have destroyed wildlife products which were seized from illegal imports.More ...


Khammouane province eyes to plant 1.836 hectares of trees on the upcoming Arbour Day

(KPL) On the Arbour Day 2018, Khammouane plans to grow trees in the total area of 1.836 hectares across the province, of which 25.66 hectares of state land are arranged for 12,145 tree saplings.More ...


Sapling fair marks start of Arbour Day activities

High-ranking officials and local people yesterday gathered for the opening of a sapling fair at the That Luang esplanade where trees, saplings and ornamental plants are being exhibited and sold to the public.More ...

Vientiane Times

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