Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area

Status of Bears in Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA

News & Reports: 19 February 2011 Lorraine Scotson Free the Bears Fund Inc. Download Full Report (English) Download Full Report (Lao) Free the Bears Fund Inc. (FTB) is expanding in-situ research of bear species in Southeast Asia… Read More

Trekking and Wildlife Watching in North Laos

Trekking Tours “The Nests” and “Cloud Forest Climb” The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is pleased to introduce new ecotourism attractions “The Nests” and “The Cloud Forest Climb”! These new hiking/trekking tours is a unique opportunity to… Read More

Dholes in the Nam Et-Phou Louey Eco-tourism Trekking Landscape

Do you know what a dhole is?  Did you know that this predator has disappeared from more of its traditional range and faster than the tiger and that it is thus considered by many to be more endangered? … Read More

New video of Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA ecotourism projects!

The Nam Nern Night Safari wildlife watching tour is the first ecotourism initiative in the Nam Et-Phou Louey national protected area.  The project has gained international visibility and won the prestigious ‘World Responsible Tourism Award’ both in year… Read More

New wildlife viewing method – Camera traps!

The Nam Et–Phou Louey National Protected Area hosts a large number of endangered species including the last tigers of Indochina, gaur, Sambar deer, and white-cheeked gibbon. Eco-tours organized by the protected area and Wildlife Conservation Society Laos offer… Read More

Can you see him? He can see you!

During the Nam Nern Night Safari tour our guide managed to capture this lovely photo of Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as bearcat or as directly translated from Lao language a bear-civet. This vulnerable animal belongs to Viverridae… Read More

What wildlife can I see on Nam Nern Night Safari tour?

The Nam Et – Phou Louey national protected area has gained its popularity as being home to the last wild tigers in Lao PDR as well as for many other wild species endemic to Indochina as Gaur, Sambar… Read More

Tourism Concern – Ethic Travel Guide

 Great news! Nam Et – Phou Louey is the first Lao site listed in the Tourism Concern – Ethic Travel Guide! The Ethical Travel Guide is created by the Tourism Concern a UK based non-governmental organisation advocating ethical… Read More

Opening in 2016 – “The Nests” & “The Cloud Forest Climb”

Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is pleased to introduce new ecotourism attractions “The Nests” and “The Cloud Forest Climb”. These projects are being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Wildlife… Read More

Laos Cub Rescue Take 2

Our two latest arrivals in Laos - sisters Nam Et and Louey - are both growing well under the care of our dedicated team. Check out this great video of their rescue and please share so that more people can know about the threats facing bears across Asia! And please please please consider supporting our work to provide a safe home for orphaned bear cubs by visiting our website and donating or purchasing from our great merchandise range http://www.freethebears.orgMusic by Chris Lewis - Possibly /

Posted by Free the Bears Fund on Friday, October 16, 2015

Two Moon bear cubs rescued in Nam Et Phou Louey NPA

Two rare Moon bear cubs were rescued last week in Houaphan province after being seized from a villager who was raising them as pets. Moon bears, also known as Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) are a globally threatened… Read More