Special Report

Overcoming threats to the Mekong's forests and people


Five countries strive to meet the challenge of forest governance. This special report covers progress, problems and promising solutions.


8 May 2020


  • Chapter 1: Change is underway in Mekong forests

  • Chapter 2: Cleaning up the timber trade

  • Chapter 3: Putting forest lands into community hands

  • Chapter 4: Protecting rights and resolving conflict

  • Chapter 5: Filling gaps in forest governance 

  • Annex: More reading


Overcoming threats to the Mekong's forests and people was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of RECOFTC and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.


RECOFTC's work is made possible with the continuous support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).