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This report summarises findings from a field study to investigate trade in natural resources in a Laos demonstration site in Attapeu Province. The report provides an overview of natural resource trade, including fish, wildlife and non-timber forest products. The study highlights the varied economic, ecological and social factors that influence trade dynamics in the site. Participatory methods were used to collect information from four villages, 20 camps, and local urban markets, to identify the types of natural resources being traded, trade routes and trends. Information on government regulations and management practices was also collected. The results demonstrate the critical importance of trade in natural resources for rural livelihoods.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Trade in natural resources in Attapeu Province: An assessment of wildlife trade in the Lao PDR demonstration site of the Mekong River Basin Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP)
  • Animals
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Fisheries production
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Trade
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
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Author (individual) Singh, Sarinda
Co-author (individual) Boonratana, Ramesh; Bezuijen, Mark; Phonvisay, Aloun
Publication place Vientiane, Laos
Publisher Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP); TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
Publication date 2006
Pagination 98 p.
Date uploaded June 11, 2015, 12:20 (UTC)
Date modified June 26, 2015, 08:33 (UTC)