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Siphandone – Phase II

This project is the second phase of the “Siphandone” project, which started in 2012 in Khong and Mounlapamok districts of Champasak province under the name “Management and sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic natural resources in Siphandone”, funded by BMZ, HSBC and WWF, ended in June 2016. The first phase of the project was an overall success. 
 

All stakeholders have hence agreed to continue activities for a phase II. This second phase also focuses on the Siphandone region along the middle Mekong main stem, in Champasak province. The main objective of the project is to increase and improve the stock of aquatic resources through the establishment of fisheries co-management structures and support the improvement of local livelihoods.

 

Project Objective

 

The overall objective is to contribute to the overall socio-economic  development of the Lao PDR, and in particular that of Agriculture and Forestry, through the management and sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic natural resources in the Mekong River. 

 

Project location 

The project will be implemented in 20 new villages in Kong and Mounlapamoke districts, Champasak province. The exact location (villages) will be determined during the inception phase of the project. Following the inception workshop, joint WWF/DLF teams will undertake field consultations and habitat inspections to determine target villages. Criteria for village selection will include:

 
	© Bounpone S / WWF-Laos
The Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF), representing the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry with WWF-Laos met in Champasak province to officially launch the second phase of a project
© Bounpone S / WWF-Laos
 
	© Adam Oswell / WWF
Siphandone (Four Thousand Islands) in southern Laos represents a hugely important ecological area of the Mekong River.
© Adam Oswell / WWF