Title of document: NBSAP Assessment An Assessment of Lao PDR’s National Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 and Action Plan to 2010
Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: IUCN; MAF; TABI; SDC
Year of publication: 2011
Geographic focus: Laos
In 1996, the Government of Lao PDR acceded to United Nation International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In meeting the requirements of the convention, in 2004, the government of Lao PDR formulated and approved its first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). This NBSAP laid out an action plan to 2010 and strategy to 2020. Given that the Lao PDR is in the process of drafting a 2nd NBSAP that is updated for the current context and seeks to respond to lessons learned from drafting and implementation of the 1st NBSAP, an assessment of the 1st NBSAP document and implementation progress was needed.
Beginning in June 2011, IUCN and the Department of Forest Resource Conservation undertook this assessment through soliciting information on CBD relevant progress from a wide range of government and non-government stakeholders. This report is a compilation of the responses received.