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

พิมพ์โดย: Open Development Laos

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


ฟิลด์ ค่า
ประเภทเอกสาร Advocacy and promotional materials
  • ภาษาอังกฤษ
  • Economic policy and administration
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Livelihood rights
  • Protected areas
  • Rubber
  • Tourism
พื้นที่ทางภูมิศาสตร์ (ช่วงข้อมูล)
  • ลาว
  • Luangnamtha
ลิขสิทธิ์ No

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.

เวอร์ชั่น / รุ่น 8
ใบอนุญาต unspecified

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

ผู้แต่ง (บุคคล) Steven Schipani
สถานที่พิมพ์ Vientiane, Lao PDR
สำนักพิมพ์ UNDP
วันที่พิมพ์ 2007
จำนวนหน้า 5-17
คำสำคัญ agroforestry,ecotourism,trade offs
วันที่อัพโหลด กุมภาพันธ์ 8, 2018, 10:47 (UTC)
แก้ไขเมื่อ ธันวาคม 9, 2018, 08:30 (UTC)