A review of conservation area governance in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Yen Hoang Mai, Luke D. Preece, Nguyen Nghia Lan, Carol J. Pierce Colfer

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    The countries of the Lower Mekong region, particularly Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, have experienced severe social, economic, and political disruption for over half a century (Wescott, 2001). These began during conflicts with colonial authorities while asserting their independence, followed by Vietnam’s war for independence and national unity, a conflict that also affected Laos and Cambodia. Cambodia went through significant civil conflict during the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) that has had long-lasting impacts on its economic and social development. This was followed by twenty years of civil war, until 1999, when a functional policy, law and regulatory conservation framework began to be built.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Conservation
    Subtitle of host publicationLessons from the Lower Mekong
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Electronic)9781136469237
    ISBN (Print)9780203128466
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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