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Mekong at sunset

Keeping the giant catfish in Thailand's Mekong River

There were roast chickens and rice, pig’s heads and beer – all borne in a solemn procession as offerings to an unlikely recipient, the Mekong giant catfish. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Gibbon Surveys

Gibbon Surveys

This report presents the key findings from trips to the Nam Phui National Protected Area (NPA) for surveys of White-handed Gibbons (Hylobates lar) and to Dong Khanthung Provincial Protected Area (PPA) for surveys of Pileated Gibbons (Hylobates pileatus), as well provides some initial recommendations for the conservation of these gibbon species in the future.
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29 Jul 2010 | Downloads - publication
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Cattle at Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province_DoE, WREA

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention.   …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Beung Kiat Ngong, LAO PDR

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention. IUCN played a key role in the recent accession of Lao PDR to the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story

A world of opportunity - the world from a forest landscape restoration perspective

One billion hectares of lost forests could be restored

“Across the globe lie more than a billion hectares of lost and degraded forest land that could be restored”, according to the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, which includes IUCN. It’s a vast area – an area greater than China – with the potential to enrich communities, their environment and enterprises large and small. It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to miss. …  

09 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

US Ambassador to Lao PDR HE Ravic Huso and IUCN Lao PDR Country Representative Ms Latsamay Sylavong exchange signed grant agreements

U.S. Embassy Provides Assistance to Help Conserve Gibbons in Lao PDR

On May 5, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR, Ravic R. Huso, and Mme Latsamay Sylavong, Country Director of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Lao PDR, participated in a grant signing ceremony.  

06 May 2010 | Event
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World Wetlands Day celebrated in Vientiane

World Wetlands Day Celebrated in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 January 2010. Lao PDR government representatives, teachers and students, journalists and civil society participants came together at Bung Nong Tha wetlands site, Nong Tha Tai village, Vientiane Capital, to celebrate World Wetlands Day. …  

15 Feb 2010 | Event

IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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Cabinet of confiscated wildlife items on display at Vientiane's Wattay Airport

Campaign for wildlife conservation has wide reach at the 25th South East Asian Games

Government, NGOs, multilaterals and companies campaign for wildlife conservation during the Southeast Asian Games in Lao PDR 

12 Jan 2010 | Event
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