Together with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos, we can build a future where the people of Laos can thrive and live in harmony with nature.

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WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature has had a presence in the country since the late 1980s, when it contributed to some of the first biodiversity surveys that established Laos’ protected area system. The office in Laos (WWF-Laos) was officially established in 2001. Today, our main office is in Vientiane Capital, with field offices in Savannakhet, Champassak, Salavan, and Xekong provinces. WWF-Laos works with government, civil society, and private sector partners to address the threats to biodiversity and to move towards a greener nature-based future.
Our key partners are the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Dept. of Forestry, Dept. of Forest Inspection, Dept. of Livestock and Fisheries), the Provincial Agriculture & Forestry Offices; other conservation-focused organizations; communities; Lao civil society organizations; and other stakeholders.



Our mission is to stop the degradation of the
planet’s natural environment and to build a future
in which humans live in harmony with nature.


Conservation is WWF’s core work, and our programme in Laos is implemented under three broad ‘PRACTICE AREAS’ with the Conservation Outcomes linked to national and international priorities and directly contribute to the WWF’s global goals. The three practice areas include Forest, Wildlife, and Freshwater.
WWF-Laos is now implementing the five-year Strategic Plan 2021-2025, aiming to build a future where the people of Laos can thrive and live in harmony with nature.
The Conservation Strategies of WWF-Laos were developed as a result of input from our staff and an analysis of conservation efforts conducted by WWF-Laos and partners since the 1980s, as well as through engagement with the WWF Global Network, to ensure that the coming years will see WWF-Laos guided by solid and sound strategies. It is also a result of a thorough assessment of the direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, with a view to set out feasible actions to improve the overall status and health of Laos’ natural systems. WWF-Laos' five-year strategic plan is an integration of our Conservation Programme and Operational Functions.
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Laos has lost an unimaginable amount of its forest and wildlife over the past decades. Consequently, today's generation only knows the names of some species from stories.

Despite this seemingly dismal state, there is still hope - a hope to save the remaining fauna and flora that are endangered and under threat - a hope that the people of Laos will act now for Lao forests and wildlife, speaking together with a voice that will inspire protection of Laos’ biodiversity.

Because extinction is a very real risk that cannot be undone, so now more than ever it is time for all of us to unite and together, protect the natural wonders of Laos.

Together, we can be stewards of WWF’s mission to conserve nature by reducing the most critical threats impinging on natural diversity in Laos and on earth, and to build a future where the people of Laos live in harmony with nature.


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© WWF-Laos




House No. 39, Unit 5,
Saylom Village, Chanthabouly District,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

E-Mail:  wwf-laos@wwf.org.la
Phone: +856 21 216080
Fax: +856 21 251883



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