WWF-LAOS INTEGRATED STRATEGIES 2021-2025

FOR A FUTURE WHERE THE PEOPLE OF LAOS CAN THRIVE AND LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE.

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WWF-Laos' five-year strategic plan is an integration of our Conservation Programme and Operational Functions.

 
It is perfused with the team's love and passion for nature, conservation, and our collective mission to make Laos a place where people can thrive while maintaining a balance with the plants and animals that enrich the ecosystems on which we all depend.
 
The Conservation Strategies 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.
 
The Operational Strategies include all critical functions that support the implementation of the conservation strategies. Each function has its own vision, objective and outcomes and all vitally contribute to accomplishing the mission and vision of WWF-Laos.

Our strategies and key Conservation Outcomes are linked to national and international priorities and directly contribute to the WWF’s global goals.


Conservation is WWF’s core work, and our programme in Laos is implemented under three broad ‘PRACTICE AREAS’.

 
The plan builds on WWF-Laos’ DNA and carries forward the three conservation priorities from the previous strategy – Forest, Wildlife, and Freshwater – while taking our targets to the next level of ambition. It is aligned to WWF- Asia Pacific priorities and is strongly inspired by WWF’s global targets.
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OUR MISSION                                         


WWF-Laos strives for a future
where we are strongly rooted in
Laos and recognized as the leading 
conservation organization in the
country; working in partnership with
the government, local communities,
and other key players towards a future
where the people of Laos can thrive
and live in harmony with nature.



OUR VISION


Laos’ unique biodiversity, cultural
diversity, and ecosystems are
maintained or enhanced and contribute
to the sustainable development and
wellbeing of Laos, the Greater Mekong
region and the planet as a whole.

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LANDSCAPES AND SITES:

 
Geographically, our strategic plan focuses on three Priority Landscapes selected based on their conservation significance, level of pressure on biodiversity, and WWF-Laos’ ability to have a meaningful impact. Within each of these broad landscapes, we further focus our efforts on four Priority Sites.
 

Landscapes:

  • ​Annamite Landscape
  • ​Nam Poui Landscape
  • Mekong Plains Landscape

Priority Sites:

  • Xe Sap National Protected Area 
  • Nam Poui National Protected Area
  • Xebanghieng Riverscape
  • Siphandone Riverscape
     
These Sites and Landscapes are key habitats for target conservation species or species groups of global and regional significance. Conserving these habitats, species and overall biodiversity ensures the health of ecosystems that provide necessary services to the people of Laos and beyond.


PRIORITY SPECIES:

 
  • Global Priority Flagship Species: 

    Asian elephants, Indochinese tiger, Asiatic black and sun bear.
  • Eco-region and National Priority Species: 

           Saola, felid and carnivore species, Lao and regionally endangered primates,
           Mekong aquatic megafauna, gaur and sambar deer.

PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS


Only by working together with the Lao government,
civil society, communities, and private sector partners
to address the threats to biodiversity and to move towards
a greener nature-based future, can we accomplish
our goals for the benefit of people and nature.

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TOGETHER POSSIBLE


BUILDING A FUTURE WHERE
THE PEOPLE OF LAOS CAN
THRIVE AND LIVE IN HARMONY
WITH NATURE.

 



 



 

For further information contact:

World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos)
Email: wwf-laos@wwf.org.la
Tel: +856 21 216080