WWF-Laos

We are building on our achievements to implement a strategy that focuses on sustainable biodiversity and natural resource management – working to gain a long-term economic return for all Lao people, while conserving the biodiversity that makes this part of the world so special.

Our project teams operate in collaboration with local communities and government departments. Project teams are supported by our accounts and administration teams, and our communications team.

Our work in Laos is largely focused within three landscapes:
  1. NNBK: Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Bolikhasay, Khammouan Landscape (Thailand / Laos),
  2. SLCV: Southern Laos / Central Vietnam Landscape
  3. SSK: Siphandone, Stung Treng, Kratie section (Cambodia / Laos)
  4. Other WWF focus area: Nam Pouy National Protected Area
Landscapes are defined as large areas of land or water that share similar or interrelated ecological processes and characteristics, and together represent the most important areas for biodiversity in the world.


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Key contact

François Guegan
Acting Conservation Programme Manager
WWF-Laos

PO.Box 7871
Vientiane, Laos

T. +856 21 216 080
F. +856 21 251 883
E. francois.guegan@wwf.panda.org

History of WWF in Laos

We have been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane 2001. Since then, our small team has grown to over 40 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champasak and Salavan provinces.

1989 - we conducted our first species survey on the kouprey, an extremely rare forest-dwelling ox.

1997 - we received an operation permit from the Government of Laos to run activities in conjunction with UNDP.

2001 - WWF-Laos office was established in Vientiane.

2008 - WWF-Laos was granted Representation Office status by the Government of Laos. 

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