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Laos Conservation Trust for Wildlife

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Environment


Laos Conservation Trust for WildlifeBan Keun, Thoulakhom District, Vientiane Province VientianeLaos Laos

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To assist the Lao government in combatting the illegal wildlife trade. We rescue, rehabilitate and release as much wildlife as possible, as well as being involved in worldwide conservation projects. We will continue to provide education to the people of Laos to encourage them to want to conserve their natural biodiversity.


The original project here was established as a rescue centre and an animal welfare project at the Lao Zoo in 2015. Due to the success, interest and need for this project, the LCTW was born as a registered non-profit foundation in Laos in 2018. We now strive forward and have become the only Laos registered foundation for not only wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release, but now also conservation and education.

We work with the Lao authorities and individuals who need our help, to rescue, rehabilitate and release as much wildlife as possible, most coming from the illegal wildlife trade. Those that are sadly unsuited for release will be cared for in our Wildlife Sanctuary with a combination of a high standard of animal welfare, the best formulated diets in South-east Asia and access to full time veterinary care from our on site Vet team. Also integrated into our Wildlife Sanctuary are residents of the Lao Zoo which we have been working with since 2015 to increase the animal welfare standards and provide 24/7 medical care.

We have many volunteer programmes that assist us in our important conservation work such as our Husbandry and Enrichment Programme, Vet and Vet Nurse Programme, and Animal-based Studies Programme. Come get your hands dirty with us!


Would you recommend Laos Conservation Trust for Wildlife?
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by Rebekah B. from GB (May 11, 2018)
The volunteer co-ordinators, Jake and Allanah, are awesome. They are so friendly and involve you in all activities throughout your stay. During the day you will get to help clean enclosures of the animals in quarantine, create enrichments for the monkeys, civets, bears and porcupines, feed the loris's and jackals and help improve enclosures. Each day is slightly different depending on the needs of the animals. The on-site Vets are fantastic too, and always willing to explain to you what animals they are treating and why. It's a great project and everyone who works here has a real passion for helping the animals. The volunteer accommodation is very cute, and you wake up to the morning calls of all the animals on site. Fab experience. You can experience living in a small rural town, getting to know the locals and find out what life is really like in Laos.
by Mia B. from CA (May 5, 2018)
This centre was amazing, so many great memories at this place! The staff are all so passionate about their work and do their best to make you feel at home and motivated. The animals were so amazing, and you feel so rewarded to see the changes you make them, making them enrichments and watching them be rehabilitated! I learned so much about the horrible illegal wildlife trade and got to see firsthand the amazing changes this organization is making in this third-world country. As you work directly with the on-site team, you get to see all the developments of turning the national Lao Zoo into a rescue centre! So inspiring and amazing to see and be apart of! Defintely will come back again!

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