Examining approaches for
integrating protected area management with socio-economic planning
and development in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Review of Protected Areas and Development (PAD Review) examines
the growing tensions between economic and conservation objectives
in the four countries of the lower Mekong River region. It identifies
the many development benefits flowing from protected areas and the
need to reflect them in the plans and budgets of forestry, agriculture,
energy, tourism, fisheries and other key economic sectors. The lessons
of more than a decade of protected area management experience in
the region are related to new and innovative approaches elsewhere
in the world.
National Reports on Protected Areas
The national reports draw together all the lessons
of the PAD Review in each country and propose future directions
for managing the natural resources and biodiversity.
(In English and Laotian)
(In English and Vietnamese)
Regional Report on Protected
Areas and Development
Thematic maps of protected areas
Lessons papers document the last decade's
experience in protected areas and economic development.
Cambodia lessons paper
Lao PDR lessons paper
Thailand lessons paper
Vietnam lessons paper
Thematic lessons papers
Field studies in each country examine
links between protected areas and local development in detail.
South West Cluster
Nam Et - Phou Loei NBCAs
Rayong and Chanthaburi Provinces
Thua Thien Hue Province