Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation: Pilot project commences in Xe Pian National Protected Areas
Xe Pian National Protected Area was established in 1993. It is considered to be one of the top three most biologically important protected areas in Lao PDR and among the top ten in the South East Asia region. The deforestation rate between 2002 and 2008 is estimated at about 4% in the vicinity of the NPA, mostly in the form of illegal logging and shifting cultivation. The REDD+ Pilot Project will include: a forest data assesment; improvement of protected area management; improvement and generation of alternative income; connection of corridors and assurance of long term financing.