We Stand for WildlifeSM

Over the past 25 years, WCS Lao PDR has successfully implemented 23 projects with the Government of Lao PDR, supported by more than 30 donors.



Our vision is that the unique ecosystems of Lao PDR thrive indefinitely and are valued by the people of Lao PDR and the world for their biodiversity, natural beauty, and the services they provide to humanity. 

We support that vision through protection and improved management of biodiversity values by building the capacity of government and local stakeholders, improving management of wildlife and wild places through community engagement, and combatting illegal wildlife trade. 

Read more about some of our conservation initiatives. 


Nam Et-Phou Louey

This National Protected Area in north-eastern Lao PDR is the largest protected area in the country and the site of multi award-winning eco-tourism operations that enhance local livelihoods and disincentivize unsustainable resource use. 

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Integrated Ecosystem & Wildlife Management

The overall goal of this program in Bolikhamxay Province is to conserve and manage the forest resources and biodiversity in support of improving local livelihoods sustainably.

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In the news

March 19, 2019

Management changes at WCS Lao PDR

As of 1 January 2019, Dr. Santi Saypanya (Joy) formally succeeded· Dr. Christopher Holmes as Country Director of the WCS Lao PDR Program. 

December 16, 2018

Lao PDR Minister to PMO visits NEPL

On 15-16 October 2018 the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) welcomed H.E Dr. Mme. Souvanpheng BOUPPHANOUVONG, the Minister to Prime Minister’s Office.

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