About Us

Established as Laos’ only registered non-profit wildlife centre which deals with the rescue, rehabilitation, release, education and conservation of all native species. From our site in Vientiane Province, we house many Endangered and Critically Endangered species, in need of conservation.

We collaborate with governments, NGOs and other organisations for the betterment of wildlife and conservation as a whole.

Our educational programmes aim to establish a new generation of conservation heroes in Laos, with a focus on biodiversity conservation and key species engagement.

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ASAP Species That We Work On

What We Do

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys
Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife (LCTW) holds several of this Critically Endangered species, all at various stages of rehabilitation. Our aim for all of these individuals, who were all rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, is to rehabilitate them in pairs and release them back to Protected Areas in Laos, if suited. Unfortunately, this species of Gibbon is commonly seen in the Lao trade so we expect to rescue many more in the coming years.

Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis
LCTW holds a population of Siamese Crocodiles, a Critically Endangered species with less than 70 individuals thought to be left in Laos. We are actively involved, in collaboration with the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, in genetic analysis research with this species. This will enable us to breed and release the most genetically diverse offspring, back to the wild.

Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica
We house Laos’ only Pangolin Centre which is capable of rescuing and housing close to 50 Pangolins at any one time. LCTW has a long history of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing Sunda Pangolin from the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals on the planet, this trafficking is rife in Laos and the LCTW is working to combat this trade through education and rescue.

Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla
With only 1 documented occurrence of this species in Laos, the LCTW has incredibly rescued this species. Following this, one of our rescued individuals has given birth captively to a thriving infant, providing us with invaluable data on this little-known species. It is unknown, due to the trade, the origin of our Chinese Pangolins whether they were found in Laos or otherwise. However, this is a species which is so rarely seen in Laos, it is assumed that it may be Extinct in the Wild here.

Where We Work

Base centre is in Ban Keun, Vientiane Province.
We work with all National Protected Areas in Laos.

Contact Details

Ban Keun, Thoulakhom District, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

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Photo Credits

Featured Photo: Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife