Since 1978, the
Thailand Hornbill Project,
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University,
has been actively conducting research
on the biological and ccological aspects
of hornbills and has expanded the
research into the forests of western
and southern Thailand. In the southern
provinces including pattani, Yala
and Narathiwat, the Project has received
overwhelming cooperation from local
villagers, who previously earned extra
money (to add to their 1,500-3,000
Bahts monthly income) by selling hornbill
chicks stolen from their nest and
other wild products.
By having villagers to help in looking
after of hornbills and collecting
research data, the Project aims to
create awareness in hornbill nests
under its care and protection for
scientific data collection purposes.
In pursuing these funding is extremely
YOU WISH TO SHARE WITH US IN CONSERVINC
THESE SPECTACULAR BIRDS !!
Species await for adoption are:
Hornbill (Buceros biornis)
(Aceros undulates) WH
(Buceros vigil) HH
Hornbill (Berenicornis comatus)
Hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus)
Note: The hornbills listed in number
3-6 are considered endangered species
1. To subsidize local villagers
in their determination and efforts
to conserve hornbills.
2. To study the biological and ecological
aspects of hornbills, which are
currently on the verge of extinction.
3. To allow villagers to collect
biological and ecological data of
hornbills for research purposes,
and to monitor and secure long-term
hornbill populations in the area.
Those who are interested in the adoption
of a family/families of hornbills
will be responsible for operated expenses.
The payments will be spent on hiring
villagers to look after hornbills
in natural habitat and collect scientific
data for the Thailand Hornbill Project.
The adoption rate per family per
year is us$150.
1. Reports on the adopted hornbills
-Condition of adopted hornbills
-Details of adopted hornbills
-Location of the nest
-Species and characteristics of
the tree in which the nest is located,
accompanied by photographs of the
Notes: Breeding lasts from February
through August, occasionally extending
into October. Reports will be sent
at the end of the year after all
information has been processed.
Applications received after the
breeding season will be applied
to the next year.
2. Should you wish to visit the
hornbills you adopt, we (the Project)
can organize to bring you to the
site at your own expenses.
3. An indirect benefit is your
opportunity to contribute to the
conservation of Thailand’s
valuable natural resources. Moreover,
you will able to watch them right
in their natural habitat.
In the premises of Budo-Sungai Padi
National Park, in the provinces of
Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.
1. To promote the conservation of
2. To train villagers to be a nature
guide for the future earning in
a sustainable away.
The Hornbill Research
c/o Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama 6 Rd, Bangkok 10400
Tel : 662 201 5532, Fax : 662 644
E-Mail : email@example.com
(Professor Pilai Poonswad, Ph.D.)