UNWTO (World Tourism Organization)

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Upgrading local facilities to promote community-based elephant tourism and nature conservation in Hongsa District (Lao PDR)

  • Overview

    The project is implemented in collaboration with a tour operator in Lao PDR and aims to provide alternative forms of income to mahouts and communities of Hongsa through the reconversion of logging elephants into community-based tourism. Improve the tourism market in Hongsa while reducing the rate of deforestation and improving endangered species conservation management.

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    Preferred partnership types

    Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 4. Quality education; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Regions / countries / territories

    Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Child Labour; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Forced Labour; Human Rights; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Poverty; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Basic Resources; Construction & Materials; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Media; Other; Travel & Leisure


    Seeking collaboration until end 2010

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