9 February, 2017
Conifer Conservation in Lao PDR and Vietnam
In Lao PDR the first stands of Glyptostrobus pensilis were reported in 2007 but sadly these were inundated in 2009 when the reservoir was formed. Subsequent surveys from 2008-2014 have located a few additional stands. Propagation trials have now been successfully undertaken with almost 2,000 seedlings successfully raised. In July 2019 trial plantings on the plateau were initiated and soon a larger community-based restoration and education programme involving most of the villages within the watershed will be underway.