Vientiane Clean Up Slated for International Day of Biological Diversity

The National University of Laos and other partners, ked by Khiri Travel Laos are celebrating the 25th International Day of Biological Diversity on Tuesday, 22 May, by organizing a “Clean Up and Water Hyacinth Removal” project in Vientiane from 16:00-18:00. Participants should gather at the Comcenter College, Nongchanh Village, Sisattanak District, Vientiane.

The goal ofthe day’s initiative is to clean up and clear the blocked canal in Phonsavanh (North) village from invasive water hyacinth. 

All participants – along with the head of the village office and residents of Phonsavanh who join the clean-up – will also be taught about the importance of conserving and protecting Laos’s Biodiversity, including the issues surrounding invasive species, how to manage them in an environmentally friendly way, and why we must work together to achieve these goals. 

In Lao PDR, biodiversity is directly related to poverty and development in communities. Therefore it’s crucial to conserve and protect it. 

For more information and to join the event, visit the project’s Facebook page.

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