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.

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