He currently works towards the conservation of endangered and vulnerable birds such as the Saurus Crane and Bengal Florican. This conservation focuses on education and outreach to key groups, such as community members, as well as relevant institutions to help them understand the importance of rare and endangered birds. Part of his job is to make sure that communities take part in protecting bird species so they can survive for a long time. “I’m so happy and proud of my work once communities understand and become involved in our conservation efforts.”
As part of his job, he manages staff to monitor bird species, crackdowns on crime such as land grabbing or illegal hunting, facilitates ecotourism in communities, and guards the nests of Bengal Floricans. Through the work, he can help society by educating and explaining to villagers how they can be involved in the protection of rare and endangered bird species. He also encourages them to take part in protecting the forest and grass fields, which are the most important habitats for wildlife. By doing this, villagers gain a lot of benefits from conservation through livelihood activities such as ecotourism, extracting non-timber forest products, and raising livestock.
“Nature is the main motivation and encouragement for me to do conservation work because I like wildlife, and I’m very proud when I see the abundance of wildlife species has increased and is protected by villagers. To me, “conservation” refers to protection and ensuring that there’s no extinction of protected species. Conservationists have to think about the biology of the species, including breeding, food, safe refuge, and good habitats. In order to encourage people to support conservation, I have to show them that participating in conservation is very important for our society, and it can also improve their livelihoods to change from a wildlife hunter to a conservationist. My hope for the future is that people will understand conservation activities and become more involved. I also hope that the abundance of wildlife will increase, that the number of tourists will increase, and more villagers will have jobs from ecotourism.”
According to mekongfishnetwork.org