The WWF Sustainable Rattan Project has already notched several milestones in its course to switch from overexploited rattan resources to a sustainable rattan product supply chain in the Greater Mekong.
Since 2008, approximately 800 hectares of forest have been placed under sustainable management in Laos.
Almost 8,000 hectares of forests inventories have been carried out and will soon be under sustainable management and harvesting in the Greater Mekong region.
More than 60 households have gained increased economic benefits from rattan in Laos and Cambodia.
Nearly 50 rattan processing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are already engaged with WWF to promote improved production methods and more sustainable management and harvesting.