Conservation and environmental news from Laos
World's largest freshwater fish caught in the Mekong
Thai fishermen netted what is thought to be the world’s biggest freshwater fish in the Mekong ...
Mekong countries commit to environmentally sound economic development
Environment ministers from the Greater Mekong subregion commit to environmentally sound economic ...
"Land of the 100 elephants" aims to keep that promise...
Lao PDR is the original "Land of the 1000 Elephants" and following from the efforts by the Lao ...
Swimming the Mekong
A WWF-sponsored race across the Mekong River highlights one of Asia's most important rivers.
World Bank finance for Laos dam a blow for the environment
The World Bank’s decision to support the construction of the US$1.2 billion Nam Theun II hydropower ...
Challenges of freshwater protected areas
This article outlines some of the challenges facing conservation of freshwater ecosystems and ...
ASEAN commits to controlling wildlife trade
- The 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) today announced a bold ...
Fish conservation zone established in Lao PDR
A 2-km stretch of a major tributary of the Mekong River has been recognized by villagers and ...
WWF launches Wetland Ambassador Campaign 2004
For the first time, WWF-China's annual Wetland Ambassador Campaign is being organized across ...
Mekong: From threats to alternatives
The ecology of the Mekong River basin has long been threatened by unsustainable activities, but ...
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