An Inventory of Wetlands of the Lao P.D.R.

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IUCN, 1996 - Nature - 287 pages
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This publication is a compilation of up-to-date information on each wetland in the country. An overview of wetlands in Lao P.D.R. and management issues are also discussed in detail.

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Page 4 - Convention wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.
Page xxiii - Development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs and aspirations.
Page ii - Programme and leads initiatives on the conservation and sustainable use of the worlds's biological diversity and the management of habitats and natural resources, as well as providing a range of services. The union has helped many countries to prepare National Conservation Strategies, and demonstrates the application of its knowledge through the field projects it supervises. Operations are increasingly decentralized and are carried forward by an expanding network of regional and country offices,...
Page 276 - Concerning the Interim Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin of 1978, and all Rules of Procedures adopted under such agreements.
Page 7 - The country is within the tropical zone where the rainfall is heavy and the humidity high. There are two clearly marked seasons: a rainy season from May to October, and a dry season from November to April.
Page ii - The core of the Programme is a series of field projects which develop the methodologies for wetland management, in particular in the countries of the developing world where wetlands are used intensively by local communities which depend upon these for their well-being. Related strategic and policy initiatives draw upon the results of these projects and present their conclusions in a form useful for government decision makers and planners. The activities of the Programme are designed on the basis...
Page 16 - REAFFIRMING the determination to continue to cooperate and promote in a constructive and mutually beneficial manner in the sustainable development, utilization, conservation and management of the Mekong River Basin water and related resources for navigational and non-navigational purposes, for social and economic development and the well-being of all riparian States, consistent with the needs to protect, preserve, enhance and manage the environmental and aquatic conditions and maintenance of the...
Page 263 - ... Commission website, February 2005. [Online:] MRC (Mekong River Commission). 2005. Annual Report of the MRC Programme for Fisheries Management and Development Cooperation, April 2004 March 2005. Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Lao PDR. MRCS (Mekong River Commission Secretariat). 1992. Fisheries in the Lower Mekong basin; review of the fishery sector in the Lower Mekong Basin. Mekong River Commission Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand. 92 pp + annexes. NACA (Network of Aquaculture...
Page 7 - China to the north, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west and by Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west.
Page 262 - Perspectives for Mekong development: revised indicative plan for the development of land, water, and related resources of the Lower Mekong Basin: Committee report.

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