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What is the Forest Cover of Lao PDR? Understanding forest area figures

This leaflet identifies how the selection of forest definition affect efforts towards achieving the government’s 70 percent forest cover target. What figures for forest area should be used for government programs and targets?

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Field Value
Document type Guidelines, instruction manuals, handbooks
Language of document
  • English
  • Lao
  • Forest classifications
  • Forest cover
  • Non-timber forest products
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
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License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)

Akiko Inoguchi Forestry Officer, FAO Representation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Soukanh Bounthapandid Deputy Head of Forest Planning and Inventory Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and FRA National Correspondent

Co-author (coorporate) FAO; Department of Forestry (Forest Assessments)
Publication place Vientiane, Lao PDR
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization
Publication date 2021
Pagination 2
General note

The leaflet was developed under the project “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” funded by the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Date uploaded August 17, 2021, 08:51 (UTC)
Date modified October 20, 2021, 07:41 (UTC)