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Ecotourism as an Alternative to Upland Rubber Cultivation in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, Luang Namtha

Tourism arrivals in Laos continue to rise, reaching over one million people in 2005. It seems that visitors are primarily interested in the country’s natural and cultural attractions. There is concern now that forested lands used for community based ecotourism may be earmarked for conversion to rubber plantations. Since 2002, both ecotourism and rubber cultivation have become important economic activities in Luang Namtha province. This paper reports on the financial benefits that ecotourism is generating around the Nam Ha NPA, arguing that it generates financial benefits for local people while protecting the environment and culture of Laos. Rubber may provide less profit and negatively affects national biodiversity. It is concluded that ecotourism activities and rubber plantations can both be conducted viably, but not in the same immediate areas.

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The journal 'Juth Pakai' or 'new thought' was a development journal produced in Laos appears with the support of the UNDP in Laos. It appears to be an open source journal, however, it has not been possible to locate a online source outlining the copy-right terms or contents of the journal. It appears to be discontinued.

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Steven Schipani ( is Senior Ecotourism Advisor to the LNTA-UNESCO Nam Ha Ecotourism Project. This paper was originally presented at the NAFRI/NAFES/NUOL Workshop on Smallholder Rubber Development in the Lao PDR (9-11 May, 2006). To read the workshop summary or other papers presented at the workshop, see

ရေးသားသူ (တစ်ဦးချင်း) Steven Schipani
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေရာ Vientiane, Lao PDR
ထုတ်ဝေသူ UNDP
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်ရက်စွဲ 2007
စာမျက်နှာခွဲ 5-17
အဓိကစကားလုံးများ agroforestry,ecotourism,trade offs
တင်ခဲ့သည့်ရက်စွဲ ဖေဖော်ဝါရီ 8, 2018, 10:47 (UTC)
ပြန်လည်ပြင်ဆင်သည့်ရက်စွဲ ဒီဇင်ဘာ 9, 2018, 08:30 (UTC)