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USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

12 April 2016

Over a five-year implementation period from 2011-2016, the USAID LEAF program delivered significant results against its overall objective of strengthening the capacity of target countries to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry-land use sector. 

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

30 December 2015

Vietnam has set up Protection Forest Management Boards (PFMB) to protect forest areas. The PFMBs may delegate some of their monitoring and protection tasks to local households, who in exchange receive a small payment and the right to harvest non-timber forest products.

Program Highlights: Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

Program Highlights: Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

29 December 2015

The Nam Xam National Protected Area is one of 25 protected areas across Laos. This natural area in Laos’ northern Houaphan province still retains much of its rich biodiversity and is home to numerous rare wildlife species. However, the forests of Nam Xam and its wildlife are quickly being depleted due to shifting agriculture, unplanned logging, and uncontrolled hunting.

Program Highlights: Partnerships and Participatory Approach

Partnerships and Participatory Approach

Program Highlights: Partnerships and Participatory Approach

28 December 2015

In Laos, USAID LEAF, along with implementation partner SNV, sought to establish cooperative partnerships to resolve complex land management issues with a broad range of stakeholders. The successes of USAID LEAF would not have been possible without the collaborative response and participatory approach of the project.

Program Highlights: Provincial REDD+ Action Plan in Lam Dong

Provincial REDD+ Action Plan in Lam Dong

Program Highlights: Provincial REDD+ Action Plan in Lam Dong

23 December 2015

Lam Dong province in Vietnam is known for its high forest cover and rich biodiversity. Over the past two decades, agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development have led to significant reductions in forest areas.

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

13 November 2015

Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is rich in natural resources. It is a top tourist destination, has several national parks, and is home to various ethnic groups who have lived off the land for years. It is also home to the Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man and Biosphere Reserve, designated in 1977 by UNESCO.

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai

13 November 2015

Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is rich in natural resources. It is a top tourist destination, has several national parks, and is home to various ethnic groups who have lived off the land for years. It is also home to the Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man and Biosphere Reserve, designated in 1977 by UNESCO.

Infographic: Improving Forest and Land Use Management in Laos - Lao version

Infographic: Improving Forest and Land Use Management in Laos - Lao version

Infographic: Improving Forest and Land Use Management in Laos - Lao version

12 November 2015

Laos is endowed with rich natural resources including high value forests. Shifting cultivation, unplanned logging and land conversion for agriculture and other uses – coupled with rural poverty and a rapidly growing population – are resulting in the rapid loss of forest resources.

Infographic: Improving Forest and Land Use Management in Laos

Infographic: Improving Forest and Land Use Management in Laos

12 November 2015

Laos is endowed with rich natural resources including high value forests. Shifting cultivation, unplanned logging and land conversion for agriculture and other uses – coupled with rural poverty and a rapidly growing population – are resulting in the rapid loss of forest resources.

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