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IUCN Lao BKN Biodiversity Survey

Survey calls for stronger enforcement of wildlife laws in Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site

The Beung Kiat Ngong wetland in Champasak province, Lao PDR, was designated as a Ramsar site in 2010 because it provides feeding and spawning grounds for many species of fish and birds. The wetland is one of the few areas in Lao PDR that contains peatlands and supports traditional elephant rearing. It also has significant cultural value for local communities because of its proximity to Phou Asa, an important sacred mountain. …  

26 Mar 2015 | Downloads - publication

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Climate change vulnerability assessment for Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site, Lao PDR

The Lower Mekong Basin covers an area of 606,000 km2 and has a population of more than 60 million people in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The region supports the livelihood of many who rely on its natural resources.  

12 Feb 2015 | Downloads - publication

Using economic tools at the landscape level

Rethinking economics, markets and incentives

Based on a review of the experiences gained during the course of LLS, this paper documents insights and lessons about using markets and incentives to strengthen forest landscapes and livelihoods. It aims to interrogate just what a ‘landscape approach’ means in economic terms, to identify how markets can be used to generate incentives to share forest benefits more equitably and sustainably, and to highlight which kinds of approaches and ‘packages’ of interventions can assist in this. …  

22 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

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Hin Namno National Protected Area Co-Management Plan

A Co-Management Plan is a strategic plan developed through a participatory planning approach in which stakeholders have common goals and objectives, and all parties share roles, responsibilities and benefits in a transparent process. The development of the Hin Namno Co-Management Plan was conducted through working in collaboration with many relevant sectors in Bualapha District, Khammoune Province, as well as village cluster heads and villagers living adjacent to the Hin Namno NPA.  

05 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication
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Community workshop on Customary Law, Taleo village, Lao PDR

New publication from IUCN Lao PDR : “Review of Statutory and Customary Law in the Xe Champhone Ramsar Site, Lao PDR - Implications for a rights-based approach to conservation”

IUCN’s research into rights-based approaches (RBAs) to reduce poverty and benefit conservation has been focused on the development of tools to better inform conservation strategies. 

26 Apr 2013 | Downloads - publication

Reaching Agreements Over Water _ Negotiate

Reaching Agreements Over Water _ Negotiate

Around the world people are involved in negotiations about water. This is a book for practi-tioners committed to negotiations which lead to fair agreements about how societies sensibly use water.  The book provides ideas, tools and inspiration. …  

27 Mar 2013 | Downloads - publication

Managing water across boundaries _ Share

Managing water across boundaries _ Share

Transboundary rivers are increasingly being drawn upon to meet the needs of growing popula-tions and economies.  This increased pressure on the available water resources sharpens competing demands between countries, rural and urban areas, different user groups, and the river ecosystems themselves.  The challenge is to balance these competing demands in a way that is equitable and sustainable for present and future generations. …  

27 Mar 2013 | Downloads - publication

NBSAP Assessment Report

An Assessment of Lao PDR’s National Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 and Action Plan to 2010

In 1996, the Government of Lao PDR acceded to United Nation International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).   In meeting the requirements of the convention, in 2004, the government of Lao PDR formulated and approved its first  National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).   

22 Feb 2013 | Downloads - publication

Forest in Lao PDR

Supporting REDD Implementation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia through the Design of a REDD-compliant Benefit Distribution System

For Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia there are significant opportunities in REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries).
 

16 Nov 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Implementing Conservation and Wise Use in Lao PDR’s two Ramsar sites

Since joining the Ramsar Convention last year, the Government of Lao PDR and its partners have stepped up implementation of the Convention and its principles of conservation and wise use of wetlands. 

30 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication
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