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USAID LEAF conducts legal workshops to improve protected area land use compliance

06 May 2015

The dense mountainous forest in Houaphan Province in Laos has been steadily decreasing over recent decades. USAID LEAF is working with government partners and local communities to reduce pressure on the forest resources of the Nam Xam National Protected Area (NPA) by raising awareness of important regulations governing use and management of forest. Eighty-three men and women from villages in Xam Tai district attended two legal dissemination workshops organized by USAID LEAF in February 2015 that focused on such topics as NPA regulations, forestry laws and laws governing terrestrial and aquatic animal use, as well as the consequences of climate change.