The ProCEEd team and its strategic partners have been producing newspaper columns at the national level which readers in Lao PDR can follow regularly. Vientiane Times and Paxason particularly address the international community as well as national political and economic decision makers in the country. The nationwide print media activities support ProCEEd's objective that knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to the environment, biodiversity and climate change in Laos will improve through better access to relevant information. Many of the Vientiane Times and Paxason readers are national political and economic decision makers who should be empowered to better mitigate and adapt to climate change and risks, and protect biodiversity and the environment in general.

In addition to a steady supply of articles on a variety of environmental topics and project activities, ProCEEd provided series of three articles each on climate change, co-management of National Protected Areas, forest protection and wildlife conservation to both newspapers. The project also supported the newspapers with capacity development. For example, Lao print and broadcasting journalists participated in a one-week advanced training on environmental journalism with a renowned German and Thai colleague in 2014.

So far, the following print media have been supported by ProCEEd:

Vientiane Times, English language

environmental articles, quarter-page (mostly page 12), since July 2013

Paxason, Lao language

environmental articles, quarter-page (mostly page 4), since July 2013

Selected Newspaper Clippings

Create a Direct Links between Tourism and Wildlife Conservation. Example of Nam Et - Pou Louey National Protected Area, Vientiane Time, 17 August, 2017

Community Engagement in Protected Area Management, Vientiane Time, 10 August, 2017

Community Rangers - Heroes of the Unique Limestone Karst Forest in Laos,  Vientiane Time, 3 August, 2017

Hin Nam Nor – first NPA in Laos with co-management system, Vientiane Time, 27 July, 2017

Khammuan’s limestone geography a UNESCO World Heritage Site soon?, Vientiane Time, 20 July, 2017

How to deal with Climate Change, Vientiane Times, 13 July, 2017

Consequences of Climate Change in Laos, Vientiane Times, 6 July, 2017

Climate change threatens Livelihoods in Laos, Vientiane Times, 29 June, 2017

The Greenhouse Gas Effect, Vientiane Times, 22 June, 2017

Climate change - What does it mean?, Vientiane Times, 15 June, 2017

Biodiversity safer inside Protected Areas, Vientiane Times, 8 June, 2017

Tigers on the Verge of Extinction,  Vientiane Times, 1 June, 2017

Ecosystem Services, Vientiane Times, 18 May, 2017

Biodiversity - What it is and why we need it, Vientiane Times, 11 May, 2017

Forest guards improve village livelihood by protecting gibbons, Vientiane Times, 04 May, 2017

Why We Need Bats, Vientiane Times, 27 Apr, 2017

Killing for Traditional Medicine, Vientiane Times, 20 Apr, 2017

Laos - Wealth in Wild Animals and Plants, Vientiane Times, 30 March, 2017

Wildlife protection based on sustainable resource use and habitat preservation, Vientiane Times, 14 May, 2014

Wildlife in Laos is under threat, Vientiane Times, 7 May, 2014

Protecting wildlife vital for Lao ecosystems, economy, Vientiane Times, 3 May, 2014

Forest protection in Laos - Today and tomorrow, Vientiane Times, 26 April, 2014

Forests and climate change in Laos, Vientiane Times, 12 April, 2014

Lao forests valuable both ecologically and economically, Vientiane Times, 5 April, 2014

Coping with climate change in Laos, Vientiane Times, 15 March, 2014

Climate change in Laos - Effects and implications, Vientiane Times, 8 March, 2014

Climate change - A global challenge, Vientiane Times, 1 March, 2014

Environmental bus promotes biodiversity in rural Khamouane, Vientiane Times, 15 Feb, 2014

Hin Nam No National Protected Area: Applying a new management approach, Vientiane Times, 25 Jan, 2014

Government to involve local villagers in management of National Protected Areas, Vientiane Times, 18 Jan, 2014

National Protected Areas are key to protect biodiversity and wildlife in Laos, Vientiane Times, 11 Jan, 2014

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle: Raising awareness in festival season, Vientiane Times, 7 Dec, 2013

Film festival inspires young scientists, Vientiane Times, 9 Nov, 2013

Environmental bus starts touring Vientiane and Khammouane, Vientiane Times, 9 Nov, 2013

Lao media provide regular information about environment, Vientiane Times, 19 Oct, 2013

New database outlines Lao environmental education activities, Vientiane Times, 5 Oct, 2013

Environmental bus tour raises awareness on climate in Laos, Vientiane Times, 21 Sep, 2013

Summer school inspires young Lao film makers, Vientiane Times,14 Sep, 2013

MOVE workshops prepare environmental education and communication strategy, Vientiane Times, 31 Aug, 2013

Survey unearths poor environmental awareness in Laos (KAP), Vientiane Times, 10 Aug, 2013

ProCEEd-Lao-German Project Builds Momentum in Environmental Education and Communication, Vientiane Times, 3 Aug, 2013

Rice paddy fire wins environmental photography award, Vientiane Times, 25 July, 2013



Second Survey on Environmental Awareness in Laos

As a follow-up to the 2012 KAP survey, ProCEEd launched a post-KAP in November 2016. It will compare results from 2012 with the ones from 2016. More...

Comic Book and Illustrations on Wildlife Conservation

ProCEEd published a comic book and a series of illustrations on wildlife conservation used on the 2016 Environmental Tour. More...

Training on Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained journalists from radio stations in Khammouane and Houaphan on environmental radio program productions. More...


You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.


You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.


At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!