We Stand for Wildlife

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. 


Saving Wild Places

The WCS Lao PDR Program is focusing its efforts on protecting one of the world’s most important areas for biodiversity, the Greater Northern Annamites (GNA), as well as wetlands close to the Mekong River. We achieve this through our work co-managing protected areas in three key landscapes.

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Tackling Wildlife Trade

WCS uses science-based disease research and surveillance to counter traditional beliefs on the consumption of wildlife, and works with the Government of Lao PDR to stop illegal wildlife trade occurring both within and across borders. 


Saving Wildlife

WCS Lao PDR works wholistically to conserve the country's rich fauna.


Integrated Ecosystem & Wildlife Management

WCS works in key landscapes to conserve and manage forest resources and biodiversity in support of improving local livelihoods sustainably.

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In the news

March 22, 2019

Joint Press Statement of the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade

1. We, the Ministers responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement, hereby convey our Statement on ...
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. 

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Contact Information
Address: P.O. Box 6712 House No 390, Unit 34, Naxay Village, Xaysettha District, Vientiane, 01000, Laos |