Programs from Huaphan

LNR Radio Station, Sam Neua 

Wildlife conservation

Wildlife is important to all families in Huaphan Province as their food, building equipment, fire wood, traditional medicine and income depends on it. The forest supplies good soil and water supply. If wildlife vanishes, it will be difficult finding food and make an extra income. The wildlife conservation officers face problems due to illegal trade of wood and wild animals. Now,  village forests are managed for sustainable use by villagers and officers alike.

LNR Radio Station, Houameuang

Local people's livelihood and National Protected Areas

Villagers get benefits from NPAs, e.g. income, fresh air, water supply. And it is the animals' home where they reproduce. Without NPA management, the next generation won't see wild animals and tourists won't be attracted. Rivers would dry up, and seasons will change.

Illegal activities put the next generation's future in danger. Hence, village heads raise awareness among villagers on protected and use zones. People are the owners of natural resources and protect village forests.

Biodiversity is for the future

Laos is lucky to have many tree species so that people can use hard wood to build houses, bamboo to make baskets or pig huts. But villagers destroy forest for agriculture, overhunting so that biodiversity declines. As they begin to understand the impacts of biodiversity losses, they

participate in tree planting and do not sell wildlife. Wildlife and forest protection is facilitated through education and outreach activities.

Climate change

Before 2016, Laos never had snow fall. It has rained in the dry season and stopped raining in the wet season. Climate change is real. And it has destroyed villager's livestock and decreased agriculture production in Humueang District. People adapt to climate change: They wear thick clothes, collect fire wood, drink hot water, build shelters for livestock and take special care of kids and old people.



Second Survey on Environmental Awareness in Laos

As a follow-up to the 2012 KAP survey, ProCEEd launched a post-KAP in November 2016. It will compare results from 2012 with the ones from 2016. More...

Comic Book and Illustrations on Wildlife Conservation

ProCEEd published a comic book and a series of illustrations on wildlife conservation used on the 2016 Environmental Tour. More...

Training on Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained journalists from radio stations in Khammouane and Houaphan on environmental radio program productions. More...


You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.


You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.


At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!