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SAFE Ecosystems Project Launches Ecotourism Facilities at Annual Review Meeting in Savannakhet Province

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, government staff from the Department of Forestry, the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, as well as UNDP have worked diligently to achieve…  


UK Ambassador visits UNDP project on sustainable forest management in Savannakhet Province

The United Kingdom Ambassador to Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. John Pearson, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mme. Catherine Phuong paid a visit to the National Eld’s Deer Sanctuary in Savannakhet…  


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ອົງການສະຫະປະຊາຊາດເພື່ອການພັດທະນາ (UNDP) ກໍາລັງຊອກຫາ ແລະ ຕ້ອງການສະໜັບສະໜູນ ແນວຄິດທຸລະກິດ ຫຼື ແນວຄິດພັດທະນາແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາ ສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມ ທີ່ໂດດເດັ່ນ ແລະ ສ້າງສັນ ທີ່ຈະຊ່ວຍໃນການປ່ຽນແປງການຈັດການຄຸ້ມຄອງ ແລະ…  


Changing perspectives: The Stereotype and the Sinh

Sayfon Sayalard, 27, said he was originally a vegetable farmer who also foraged for wild mushrooms, found in the sanctuary. In recent years, due to changes in weather and the lack of rain, there…  


For planet, for people: UNDP-supported ecosystem-based adaptation project in Lao PDR moves forward with the backing of the Global Environment Facility

At its 58th Council Meeting this week, the Global Environment Facility approved a grant towards developing a $6 million project reducing the vulnerability of Lao communities to floods and droughts.  


Hand-over of 16 Community Halls to 16 Villages within the Ong Mang Sanctuary of Southern Lao PDR (SAFE Ecosystems Project)

Mr. Balasubramaniam Murali, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. has had the privilege to join His Excellency, Mr. Thongpath VONGMANY, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Mr.…  


Savannakhet Province unveils statues of endangered Eld’s Deer in Kaysone Phomvihane

In a recent ceremony held in the capital of Savannakhet Province, the SAFE Ecosystem Project – a joint project of the Department of Forestry of the Government of Lao PDR and UNDP – handed over several…  


Savannakhet’s biodiversity now accessible to wider public

Dry dipterocarp forests are vital to preserving the biodiversity of Laos. Recently, UNDP helped establish an Ecotourism and Biodiversity Center in Xonnabouly District to protect them.  


Goal 15: Life on land


New biodiversity and visitor centre set to highlight link between ecotourism and conservation in the south of Laos

In order to further ensure conservation of this valuable habitat, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has broken ground on a Dry Dipterocarp Forest Centre this week. The Centre will be the…  

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