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Introduction of the Forest Fire Management at Phou Khao National Protected Area in Central Part of Lao PDR for Biodiversity Conservation


  • To study the source of forest fire that occured at Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area
  • To establish a community-based forest fire protection
  • To develop strategies to protect the forest (i.e. evergreen and tropical montane evergreen forest) and large rivers either in or that which traverse through Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area
  • To conduct IEC campaign to communities in and adjacent to Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area

Research Theme Biological Uses and Values


  • Selection of study sites
  • Organize a workshop to introduce the project to the communities
  • Preparation for expedition and surveys
  • Purchase equipment and materials
  • Conduct socio-economic surveys
  • Conduct participatory forest fire assessment in the district
  • Organize a workshop to present the results of the study
  • Preparation, finalization and submission of reports

Expected Outputs

  • Causes of forest fires are identified and preventive and control measures to protect the forest within the Protected Area are recommended/proposed
  • Communities in and adjacent the Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area will recognize the negative impacts of forest fire through public education and awareness activities
  • Model project to other national protected areas in Lao PDR

Project cost 15,000 EURO

Project Duration 15 months

Project Site Phou Khao National Protected Area in Central Part of Lao PDR

Implementing Agency Coordinator

Division of Forest Resource Conservation

Mr. Savanh Chanthakoummane

Cooperating Agencies Researchers

Dong Dok Forest College
Faculty of Forestry
Phou Khao Khuay Protected Area

Mr. Fongkoe Baualapha
Mr. Bounma Vongdala

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