Skip to content

Drivers of Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Lao PDR Country Report

The main objective of this study was to review and analyze existing information on the drivers of change currently affecting Lao forests - including both negative and positive drivers. This national study starts with a brief overview of the current situation in the forestry sector then continues by identifying and reflecting on Land Use & Forest Change (LUFC) drivers and actors to help understand current changes. An attempt is then made to identify past Policies & Measures (PAMs) that have helped to reduce deforestation and degradation by promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and forest conservation. It is clear from this review that the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), civil society and national media are all very much aware of the importance of maintaining healthy forests and are making numerous efforts to reverse the continuing downward trends in national forest status.

Data Resources (1)

Data Resource Preview - Drivers of Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Lao PDR Country Report

Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest protection
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

Unless a copyright is indicated, information published on this Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without USAID's permission. We request that the LEAF Program be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author, as appropriate. If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source before posting. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at web sites other than this web site. Before uploading copyrighted documents, users should obtain prior permission from relevant parties to post copyrighted documents.

Version / Edition 1
License unspecified

Email: Telephone: +66 (0) 2 631 1259 Mailing Address: Liberty Square, Suite 2002 287 Silom Road, Bangrak Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Author (individual) Ian Llyod Thomas
Publisher USAID LEAF
Publication date 2015
Pagination 38
Keywords deforestation,degradation
Date uploaded February 13, 2018, 19:13 (UTC)
Date modified December 9, 2018, 08:15 (UTC)