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Oct 05, 2011

Lao-German REDD+ project pioneers FPIC in Sayabouri Province, Laos

Villagers around the Nam Phui NPA will become the first in Laos to formally give consent on whether or not to participate in a REDD+ project. Representatives from GIZ and LBA clarify the why, who and how behind Laos’ pioneer FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) process while Mr.

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30 August 2011

Paper company demonstrates environmental and social responsibility in Lao PDR

Finnish-based paper, packaging and wood product producer, Stora Enso, is setting the pace for behavior change needed within large-scale industry, with its plantations in Lao PDR having a positive impact on crop production among local families and promoting community development and local business

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August 14, 2011

Illegal logging: from the rainforest to your dining room

BANGKOK, Thailand — Is your coffee table stamped “Made in Vietnam”?

If so, there’s a decent chance it was once a tree in the dwindling jungles of Laos, sawn down illegally by a timber syndicate and smuggled into Vietnam for processing.

BASELINE STUDY 2, LAO PDR: Overview of Forest Governance, Markets and Trade

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region. This study is done for Lao PDR.

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28 July 2011


BANGKOK: A new report released today (July 28, 2011) exposes the pivotal role played by the Vietnamese military in a multi-million dollar operation which is smuggling threatened timber over the border from the shrinking forests of neighbouring Laos.

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July, 2011

Workshop on Private sector engagement on REDD+ in Lao PDR

In the last months, the Government of Lao PDR received proposals from numerous private enterprises seeking to develop forest carbon projects in Laos.

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May 11, 2011

‘PLUP fiction’ improves land use planning in Lao PDR

BOGOR, Indonesia (11 May, 2011)_A CIFOR-led project is yielding innovative tools that help rural people improve their livelihoods and protect their natural resources.

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April 4, 2011

Germany funds forestry protection project

The German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) has provided 4 million euros to the Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Laos.

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Feb 21, 2011

ANDRITZ to supply major equipment and technologies for two Asian pulp mills

Graz, Austria, Feb 21, 2011 - International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded orders for the supply of fiberlines and chemical recovery systems for renowned customers in India and Laos:

Muang Phin mill, Laos

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December, 20 2010

Asian Development Bank grants $69m for forest protection project

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank last week approved loans and grants worth US$69 million to Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam for a community-based initiative to protect more than 1.9 million ha of threatened forests where 170,000 mostly poor people live.


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by Dr. Radut