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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Other Information about National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans

Fourth National Report



Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is located in the centre of the Indo-Chinese Peninsula, bordering on China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The major threat to biodiversity is the shift in cultivation practices from villagers living near National Biodiversity Conservation Areas (NBCAs) across their borders... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The goal of the NBSAP for Lao PDR, adopted in 2004, was to maintain biodiversity to contribute towards poverty alleviation. Its main objectives were to: identify important biological diversity components and improve the knowledge base; manage biodiversity on a regional basis, using natural boundaries to facilitate the integration of conservation and utilization-oriented management; plan and implement a biodiversity-specific human resource management program; increase public awareness of and encourage participation in sustainable management of biodiversity; adjust and harmonize national legislation and regulations, including with the provisions of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs); secure NBSAP implementation; and promote international cooperation... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

To achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets through NBSAP implementation, the Government has set up some key activities that address Aichi Targets 1, 2, 11, 12 and 19, in particular... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

To improve the legal and regulatory framework, Lao PDR has: increased participation in other international conventions; considered the preparation of a law on biodiversity conservation based on the review of existing NBCAs and other related regulations; and improved wildlife and aquatic life regulations concerning the use of wetlands for fish raising and ecotourism... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The NBSAP assessment report is published, outlining and addressing shortcomings in the NBSAP.

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Khamphanh Nanthavong
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Mr. Bouaphanh Phanthavong
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Chaynoy Sisomphane
CHM NFP
Mr. Lamphanh Kommadam
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mrs Viengpasith Vanisaveth
BCH NFP
Dr. Sourioudong Sundara
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Dr. Sourioudong Sundara
Nagoya Protocol NFP

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