WWF-Laos Met with the Governor of Sayabouly province for a wild elephant conservation update | WWF

WWF-Laos Met with the Governor of Sayabouly province for a wild elephant conservation update

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21 September 2018
28 Jun: Mr. Francois Guegan (WWF-Laos Conservation Director) and the Asian Elephant conservation team at WWF-Laos met with the Sayabouly provincial governor in his office for a briefing of the elephant project at Nam Poui. Nam Poui is a National Protected Area (NPA) where WWF-Laos has been working to conserve the areas biodiversity, particularly Asian Elephants, for the past 9 years.
 
The meeting with the governor took place the day before the project’s six month meeting at the provincial agriculture and forestry office.
 
In the meeting held on Jun 29, the project team presented the activities carried out in Nam Poui over the past 6 months to the governor. Specifically, there was an increase in the amount of biodiversity seen from camera traps, an expansion of the number of patrolled areas, strengthening of law enforcement and conflict resolution between elephants and humans. After hearing the importance of these conservation actions, the governor instructed the three districts that border Nam Poui to strengthen their awareness of forest and wildlife law, and ensure that villagers are not participating in illegal activities such as cutting down trees and hunting wildlife within the NPA. 
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