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27 Mar 2014 | Article
12 Feb 2014 | News story
A new IUCN biodiversity survey in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR, recommends urgent conservation measures for birds species in the area.
The Xe Champhone wetland in Savannakhet province, Lao PDR, was designated as a Ramsar site in 2010 due to its importance for the conservation of the Siamese crocodile, the occurrence of specific wetlands habitats and the support it brings to local livelihoods. …
11 Feb 2014 | Article
22 Jan 2014 | Article
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 19 December 2013 – The governments of Lao PDR and Cambodia together with the IUCN offices in both countries have been working extensively in the conservation of their wetlands since both countries acceeded to the Ramsar Convention in 2010 and 1999 respectively. During that time, many strides have been made to discover the best practices that are applicable within both countries. …
Publications of the results from the two-year surveys on biodiversity and livelihood on the Mekong river between Luang Phrabang and Vientiane in Lao PDR.
IUCN Lao PDR recently published the results of a 2 years study “Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihood along the Mekong River in between Luang phrabang and Vientiane, Lao PDR” supported by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Funds (CEPF). …
19 Dec 2013 | News story
Vientiane, 5 December 2013 – The National Advisory Committee (NAC) for implementation of the second phase of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in Lao PDR met last month to discuss grant proposals submitted for the first call of the five-year investment for conservation of biodiversity in the Indo-Burma hotspot. …
12 Dec 2013 | Article
27 Nov 2013 | News story
Last photographed in Laos in 1999, a living Saola has been recorded by camera trap in central Vietnam. Three photographs of the same adult Saola were taken by an automatic camera trap set in a protected area, under a project by the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department and WWF. It shows the animal in early evening, moving along a rocky stream in the forest. …
14 Nov 2013 | News story