On the 17th July 2019, we reached a milestone with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (WMPA), in charge of the management of the Nakai-Nam Theun National Park. This MoU gives us the permission to implement all our programs for the next 5 years (to be renewed). This MoU is under the agreement at the National (central) level from the Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The signing ceremony took place at the office of the WMPA in Nakai. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Nakai District offices and Khammouan Province offices attended the ceremony.
This MoU was developed in line with the overall management goal of the Nakai-Nam Theun National Park which is to “protect wildlife and other biological resources in the NT2 Watershed, with particular emphasis on endangered Annamite endemic species, to ensure their long-term well-being and continued viability through effective and proactive law enforcement”.
This MoU includes the following objectives (under which several activities will be implemented):