WWF has been active in Laos for over 20 years, with the country office formally established in 2001. WWF-Laos works to secure a future where people's daily actions support biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

By partnering with the Government of Laos, NGOs, and communities, the organization helps to ensure the functions of natural ecosystems are maintained, and equitable access to their resources improves the livelihoods of those who depend on them most.

Our projects include elephant conservation in northern Laos, sustainable rattan management and community fishery activities in central and southern provinces, protection of Eld's deer habitat in Savannakhet, and the largest forest and species conservation project in the Greater Mekong region, CarBi. We also work on forest law enforcement, governance and trade issues. 

WWF-Laos is a part of the WWF Greater Mekong Programme, which also includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Read more about our work by navigating the menu on the left hand side of the page.

Land of a Million Elephants

 / ©: David Lawson / WWF-UK
Known historically as 'Lane Xang', or Land of Million Elephants, Laos has one of Asia's most important national elephant populations.


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