Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
19
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$14,400,000

Improved management effectiveness of existing and new protected areas through increased revenue for protected area systems to meet total expenditures required for management
2015 - 2020 $9,670,000
2020 $360,000 1.1) Strengthened Institutional Capacity to develop protected area planning and management
2020 $7,920,000 1.2) Improved Site Based Management Capacity
2020 $660,000 1.3) Controlled Green Crime in the National Protected Area
2020 $380,000 1.4) Developed Conservation education and law dissemination to the public
2015 $100,000 1.5) Developed financial sustainability for Protected Area Management
2015 $250,000 1.6) Strenghtening Collaborations for protected area and wildlife conservation between Laos and Vietnam
Capacity building for addressing the illegal trans-boundary wildlife trade (Include national species conservation like tiger, gibbon, saola, giant catfish, and others into the NBSAP or NAPA and NSEDP)
2015 $2,750,000
2015 $450,000 2.1) strengthened capacity of insitutions mandated with wildlife trade control
2015 $450,000 2.2) strengthened capacity of CITES agencies
2015 $450,000 2.3) improved capacity for on-ground wildlife poaching and trade control in/around project sites
2015 2.4) reduced threats to protected areas nationally from innapropriate development
2015 $350,000 2.5) improved coordination between Laos-Vietnam on controlling illegal trade in wildlife and timber
2015 $450,000 2.6) reduced illegal timber and wildlife poaching and trade
2015 $350,000 2.7) increased profile of institutions that manage and protect wildlife and protected areas, and increased recognition of the importance of biodiversity by high levels of government
2015 $250,000 2.8) livelihood improvement in the selected NPA concerned communities on sustainable management and use of NTFPs and income-generating activities
Sustainable Forest Management is enhanced and incorporated in the NPAs, and improved NPA connectivity through biodiversity corridors, forest restoration, and upgrading of PPA to NPA, improved management of the Protection Forests, and village and community forests
2012 - 2015 $1,980,000
2015 $350,000 3.1) Improved natural resource management to improve connectivity
2012 $580,000 3.2) Conducted land use planning, zoning in key connectivity areas
2013 $350,000 3.3) Restored ecosystem functions in some connectivity areas
2015 $250,000 3.4) Conducted demarcation of corridor areas
2013 $450,000 3.5) Established of village forest

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