Pilot Integrated Spatial Development Planning as a tool for reconciling conservation and development objectives for forests in Lao PDR. Test the approach in seven villages in the core zone of the Eld's Deer Sanctuary in Savannakhet province. Initiate community co-management, including direct incentives for conservation. Evaluate, document and disseminate experience with the approach, to promote replication in other areas.
Strategic Direction:3 Engage key actors in reconciling biodiversity conservation and development objectives, with a particular emphasis on the Northern Limestone Highlands and Mekong River and its major tributaries