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  • Forest Cover Change in Southeast Asia - The Regional Pattern

    This document provides an overview of the present pattern of forest change in Southeast Asia at a regional scale. Areas of forest change were identified and approximately deline...

  • The struggle over Lao PDR’s forests: New opportunities for improved forest governance?

    The forests of Lao PDR have dramatically diminished in recent decades. The main drivers of deforestation are changes in land use with forests being converted to agriculture, hyd...

  • Forest Cover Changes in Lao Tropical Forests: Physical and Socio-Economic Factors are the Most Important Drivers

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has been experiencing significant forest depletion since the 1980s, but there is little evidence to demonstrate the major causes and under...

  • Forest strategy until 2020 of Lao PDR.

    Forest strategy until 2020 of Lao PDR.

  • Forest monitoring designed for action

    Discover the world’s forests through data Explore over 100 global and local data sets to learn about conservation, land use, forest communities, and much more. This page intr...

  • Use Hansen high-res forest cover maps wisely, experts say

    At a glance: New paper by Hansen et al., can visualize changes in forest cover at 30m resolution Can help country experts or researchers to better assess forest cover and...

  • Keeping an Eye on SDG 15: Working with countries to measure indicators for forests and mountains

    The brochure presents the three indicators under SDG 15, for which FAO is the custodian agency: 15.1.1-Forest area as a proportion of total land area, 15.2.1-Progress towards su...

  • Drivers Affecting Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): An Overview

    The study had two main thrusts: 1. To assess the positive and negative drivers affecting forests in the GMS 2. To propose a regional action plan to tackle the negative drive...

  • FRA 2015: Terms and Definitions

    FAO has been coordinating global forest resources assessments every five to ten years since 1946. The assessments have to a great extent contributed to the improvement of concep...

  • Tropicl forest report

    Most forests (84%) and other wooded lands (90%) worldwide are officially under public ownership. In the developing countries in Africa and Asia, forests are almost entirely unde...

  • Lao Development Report 2014

    Although recent media reports of a perceived “skills problem” in Lao PDR have spurred an in-tense focus on the role of the education sector in creating the right skills, this fo...

  • Forests and Forestry in the Greater Mekong Subregion to 2020

    In the 12 years since the first Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study was completed in 1998, the region has experienced tremendous changes in nearly every aspect. These cha...

  • Pattern of land cover change in the Lower Mekong Basin, the role of mesoscale approaches

    A summary of 2006 PhD thesis about the role of mesoscale approaches in the pattern of land cover change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The author of the thesis seeks to generate a c...

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