Research Reports

Culture and health

Plants used during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum healthcare in Lao PDR: A comparative study of the Brou, Saek and Kry ethnic groups (Eng)

Hugo de Boer and Vichith Lamxay (2009) This research focuses on the use of plants during pregnancy, parturition, postpartum recovery and infant healthcare among three ethnic groups, the Brou, Saek and Kry in NNT NPA.


Stable Forest Cover under Increasing Populations of Swidden Cultivators in Central Laos: the Roles of Intrinsic Culture and Extrinsic Wildlife Trade (Eng)

Robichaud et al (2009) In NNT NPA, swidden’s presumed unsustainability and deleterious impact on forest cover is an untested assumption.  The research traces the patterns of NNT’s forest cover and human settlement over the past several decades.


Two Additions to the Turtle Fauna of Laos (Eng)

Stuart et al (2011) Two geoemydid turtle species, Geoemyda spengleri and Cuora bourreti, are documented from Laos for the first time. The record of G. spengleri is based on photographs taken of a wild turtle by staff in a protected area in eastern Bolikhamxay Province, central Laos.

A Review of Francois Leaf Monkey Trachypithecus francoisi (sensu lato) in Lao PDR (Eng)

Duckworth et al (2010) This paper details records of smaller and more localized populations of leaf monkeys of the T. francoisi group from two other areas including Nakai–Nam Theun NPA.

A field record of Small-toothed Ferret Badger Melogale moschata in Central Laos, and other recent records of ferret badgers from the country   (Eng)

Robichaud (2010) A Small-toothed Ferret Badger Melogale moschata found in March 2009, in a snare in southern Nakai–Nam Theun National Protected Area, extends the species’s known Lao range southeast by about 280 km, is one of its most southerly records in the world.

Further Records of Stripe-backed Weasel Mustela strigidorsa from Lao PDR (Eng)

Streicher et al (2010) This paper presents a short note on three further records of M.strigidorsa from Lao PDR, including apparently the first biometrics of a living individual from anywhere in the species’s world range.

A new species in the Tylototriton asperrimus group (Caudata: Salamandridae) from central Laos (Eng)

Stuart et al (2010) A new species in the morphologically conservative Tylototriton asperrimus group is described from Khammouan Province, Laos. The new species represents the first record of the genus from Laos, and is the southernmost known member of the T. asperrimus group.

Status and conservation of the giant muntjac Megamuntiacus vuquangensis, and notes on other muntjac species in Laos (Eng)

Timmins et al (1998) Review of the large-antlered muntjac status and conservation in Laos identifies the importance of protected -areas system to maintain large tracts of habitat and reduce hunting pressure.

Description of the Giant Muntjac (Megmuntiacus vuquangensis) in Laos (Eng)

Schaler, Vrba (1996) This paper describes the known distribution of the giant muntjac (Megamuntiacus vuquangensis) discovered in 1994 in evergreen forests of the Annamite Mountains that border Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) and Vietnam.

Development (Agriculture)