An inventory of wetlands of the Lao P.D.R.

Complete Title: 
An inventory of wetlands of the Lao P.D.R.
IUCN Publication

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Wetlands play a very important role in the lives of the people of Lao PDR. The majority of the population of 4.1 million live in the wetland rich Mekong basin and are dependent on wetlands for subsistence and income generation. In addition to freshwater fish - the principal source of animal protein in the country - a wide range of other wetland products are utilised. The waters of the Mekong and its tributaries are also significant for hydro-power generation and irrigation capacity. This publication is a compilation of up-to-date information on each wetland in the country. An overview of wetlands in Lao PDR and management issues are also discussed in detail which will be very useful to wetland planners and managers.

Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 1996
Physical Description: 
xxiv, 287p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
1996
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-0319-0
2-8317-0319-0
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Includes bibliographic references. Online searchable full-text version available through Google Books.

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Number of copies: 
2
Language(s): 
English
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