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  • linking-poverty-reduction-with-forest-conservation-case-studies-from-lao-pdr

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  • Improving forest governance in the Mekong region

    This report identifies opportunities for regional activities to improve forest governance and combat logging in the Mekong countries. The report is based on a series of workshop...

  • Balancing the returns to catchment management: The economic value of conserving natural forests in Sekong, Lao PDR

    A study on the economic returns of conserving forests in Sekong, Laos. The study explores the costs to Laos if natural forest regeneration (NFR) schemes were not undertaken. The...

  • REDD+ at the crossroads: Choices and tradeoffs for 2015-2020 in Laos

    This study examines key choices and tradeoffs that confront current efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in Laos. Drawing on key inform...

  • Policy brief: Assessing forest management in Viet Nam: Identifying key challenges and interventions to strengthen governance

    Vietnam is the country where still has many poor and vulnerable people, especially in rural and ethnic minority communities - most of whom is living depending on forest resource...

  • Illegal Logging Has Become More Violent Than Ever

    National Geographic article under Wildlife Watch, concerning illegal logging in Cambodia

  • Efficacy of Removing Natural Forests from Timber Production as a Strategy for Conserving Forests

    Several countries of the Asia-Pacific region have imposed total or partial logging bans (or similar restrictions on timber harvesting) in response to the rapid decline of natura...

  • International Protection for Siam Rosewood Begins

    As international UN trade restrictions on endangered Siam rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) came into effect (June 12, 2013), the London-based Environmental Investigation Age...

  • Good Day for Rosewoods as Species Get More Protection

    September 29 has proved to be a major day for forests as 183 countries at the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) agreed to boost protection for dalbergia rosewoods. Th...

  • Genealogies of the Political Forest and Customary Rights in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

    How have national and state governments the world over come to “own” huge expanses of territory under the rubric of “national forest,” “national parks,” or “wastelands”? The two...

  • Notification No. 0024 / KB of the Forestry Inspection Department, dated 06/01/2011 on the implementation of the agreement of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry No. 4037 / KP dated 20 December 2010 on the use of chemical fertilizers.

    Use uniforms and markers for forest inspection.

  • Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and Access and Exclusion

    The purpose of this article is to consider the concerns about REDD leading to the centralization of forest resources raised

  • Decree No. 333 / PM on Protection of Forests, 19/07/2010

    Decree No. 333 / PM on Protection of Forests, 19/07/2010

  • Prime Minister's Decision No. 41 / PM dated 17/05/2005 on the appointment of the Board of Directors of the Forest Fund and Forest Resources

    Prime Minister's Decision No. 41 / PM dated 17/05/2005 on the appointment of the Board of Directors of the Forest Fund and Forest Resources

  • Decree No. 186 / PM of the Prime Minister dated 12/10/1994 on the division of forests for timber and timber conservation

    Decree No. 186 / PM of the Prime Minister dated 12/10/1994 on the division of forests for timber and timber conservation

  • Devolution of forest-related rights: Comparative analyses of six developing countries

    The objectives of this study were to 1) analyse the contents and extent of forest-related rights that can be devolved to the local level according to the prevailing legal fram...

  • Issues regarding timber legality in Lao PDR

    Our action today and way forward: MOIC and the Wood Industry Association encourage member of the Association to establish the CoC system in theirs factories . So far, nonly one ...

  • Planning for forest management

    Production forests are allocated to meet the requirements of economic development and the livelihoods of the people. The goal of forest allocation is to focus on three major pro...

  • Large acquisition of rights on forest lands: Focus on Lao PDR

    Review of Lao policy on forest management and land concessions, and their long term impact.

  • Asia-Pacific Forests and Forestry to 2020 Forest Policy Brief 03: The Forest Diversity Challenge

    Most of the terrestrial biodiversity within the Asia-Pacific region is contained within forests. Protected areas are the mainstay for biodiversity conservation although other fo...

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