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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Sustainable Forestry for Rural Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : A review on the PFA selection criteria and new PFAs identification in the Lao PDR (English)

The objective of the Second Sustainable Forestry for Rural Development (SUFORD II) Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic is to institute systematic management of natural production forests nation-wide to alleviate rural poverty, protect biodiversity, and enhance the contribution of forestry to the development of national and local economies in a sustainable manner. Negative impacts of the project address forest sustainability, and non-Lao-Tai ethnic groups and their livelihoods. Mitigation measures address: (a) in Production Forest Areas (PFAs) closest to the Mekong, most of the valuable trees have already been harvested under Forest Management and Conservation Project (FOMOCOP), and no cutting has taken place under SUFORD. Illegal logging has also mostly ceased Depletion of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) such as dammar resin, yang bong, rattan, sticklac, and nyaan was noted in Song Khone in the Dong Sithouan PFAs, though villagers prefer to preserve these resources for future generations; and (b) the Brou Makong stated explicitly that they preferred traditional, natural, livelihoods over those that focus mainly on wet rice cultivation.

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  • Author

    Chamberlain, James R.

  • Document Date

    2008/07/22

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E1955

  • Volume No

    4

  • Total Volume(s)

    4

  • Country

    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2008/08/08

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    A review on the PFA selection criteria and new PFAs identification in the Lao PDR

  • Keywords

    sustainable management;dry evergreen forest;land use;long-term management;traditional resource use;mixed deciduous forest;built up area;site selection;fallow land;paddy rice;timber product;coniferous forest;timber production;degraded forests;forest type;national boundary;district road;rice field;canopy cover;forest land;evergreen tree;tree species;timber exploitation;grass land;national defense;rice production;selection criterion;shifting cultivation;crop production;degraded lands;agricultural production;local participation;agricultural land;dry condition;sustainable production;small area;infrastructural development;timber extraction;tree cover;human disturbance;timber supply;land area;irrigation channel;water content;forest distribution;agricultural area;fruit tree;generation plant;crop area;top soil;secondary forest;dry area;plant species;wild animal;soil fertility;agricultural purpose;high altitude;coniferous tree;timber tree;land concession;site identification;forest exploitation;field survey;primary forest;industrial land;national protection;natural forest;regulation concern;local condition;government management;vegetation cover;historical site;geographic condition;dense forest;Forest Management;Road Networks;monitoring activity;electricity network;vegetation type;data availability;natural habitat;wildlife population;deciduous tree;measure output;

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Citation

Chamberlain, James R.

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Sustainable Forestry for Rural Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : A review on the PFA selection criteria and new PFAs identification in the Lao PDR (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/904231468266123997/A-review-on-the-PFA-selection-criteria-and-new-PFAs-identification-in-the-Lao-PDR