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.
|Title of host publication||Evidence-Based Conservation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Lessons from the Lower Mekong|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|