How We Work

WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
  1. Conserving the world’s biological diversity
  2. Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  3. Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption 
To do this, WWF uses the best available scientific information to find solutions to today’s pressing conservation issues. We seek dialogue by building relationships with government, other conservation-focused organisations, industry and communities to deliver our goals.

In Laos

From our headquarters in Vientiane and field offices in Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champassak, Xekong and Saravan, we have over 40 passionate and determined staff working on a broad range of issues including species protection, protected area management, forest governance, freshwater conservation and natural resource management.
Read more about why Laos is an important area for our conservation initiatives.


WWF-Laos Timeline

1989 – First study conducted on the kouprey, an extremely rare forest-dwelling ox
1997 – Operation permit to run activities in co-operation with UNDP received from the Government of Laos
2001 – WWF office in Vientiane established
2008 – WWF granted Representation Office status by Government of Laos