|Author(s):||Morris, Jason; Hicks, Emily; Ingles, Andrew W.; Ketphanh, Sounthone
IUCN, Asia Regional Office
Bangkok : IUCN Asia Regional Office
106 pages : illustrated
This publication comprises two parts:
PART 1: Natural Wealth - a desk study about the opportunities and challenges to link poverty reduction with forest conservation in Lao PDR to help meet national development goals.
PART 2: Bitter Bamboo and Sweet Living - a description of the impacts of NTFP conservation activities on poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods.
Both studies were conducted as a learning exercise and the findings are being used to improve IUCN's approach to addressing livelihood issues.