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World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF-Laos)

Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative - Xe Pian - Dong Hua Sao, Champasak & Attapeu Provinces

Last updated:2008-04-28 00:00:00

As part of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative (BCI) currently being facilitated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) regional technical assistance (RETA) 6213, WWF and IUCN in collaboration with the Government of Lao PDR are the primary implementers for the BCI Pilot Site Xe Pian  Dong Hua Sao. The primary goal of this work is to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of the Tri-Border Forest landscape through improved management of core areas for biodiversity conservation and watershed protection and development of sustainable-use landscapes or corridors that connect National Protected Areas.

Specific objectives include:

- Poverty reduction through sustainable use of natural resources and development of livelihoods;

- Clear definition of optimal land uses and harmonized land management regimes;

- Restoration and maintenance of ecosystem connectivity;

- Capacity building in government staff and local communities;

- Sustainable financing mechanism and structures integrated with government planning and budgeting procedures.

The pilot phase will develop a sustainable-use corridor linking Dong Hua Sao NPA in Champasak Province to the Xe Pian NPA in the Tri-Border Forests landscape of southern Lao PDR. Although the corridor area covers parts of both Champasak and Attapeu, this pilot phase of the project will focus in ten target villages of Patoumphone District of Champasak province. In an effort to facilitate expansion of the project Attapeu province will be included in training and awareness raising activities.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Sep 21st 2006 Dec 31st 2009 1 Sep 21st 2006 Dec 31st 2009 1700000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Somphone Bouasavanh
+856 (0) 30 5437370
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Attapeu Province - Sanamxay
Champasack Province - Pathoomphone

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Agricultural Training - Community Forestry - Fisheries - Fisheries Training - Food Crop Production - Forestry Training - Livestock Production - Non Timber Forestry Production - Small Animal/Poultry Raising
Community Development - Community Development Training - Construction & Physical Infrastructure - Integrated Rural Development
Data Collection & Analysis - Economic DC&A - Social DC&A
Education - Non-Formal Education - Peer Education Training - Teaching Materials - Training of Teachers
Health Care - Water Supply & Sanitation
Human Resources Development - Capacity Building - Gender Training - Management Training - Technical Training
Income Generation & Economic Development - Income Generation Activity - Revolving Funds
Natural Resources & Ecology - Conservation of Natural Resources - Ecological Education - Environment Protection - Land Use Planning - Natural Resources Education & Training - Water Resources Planning - Wildlife Protection
Social Development - Institutional Development

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