Name of scheme


Biodiversity monitoring scheme at Xe Pian

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)


Terrestrial and freshwater

What is monitored


Human resource use and wildlife

Who compiles data


Government rangers and community members

Number of community members involved


30 community members (2002)

Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


240,000 ha in one area (2002)

Methods used


Methods include patrol records and village group discussions

Year of initiation



Funded by


Funded by Government of Laos, Swedish International Development Assistance through the Lao–Swedish Forestry Project, the IUCN, the Kouprey Conservation Trust, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank/Global Environmental Facility through the Forest Management and Conservation Program, WWF-Thailand, the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and NORDECO


Documents or publications available


Poulsen M.K. and Luanglath K. / Projects come, projects go: Lessons from participatory monitoring in southern Laos.  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

Organizers and contact details


Provincial Agricultural and Forestry Services, That Luang Colony, Pakse, Lao P.D.R.

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