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