8th International Hornbill Conference

8th International Hornbill Conference

Conference date

22nd to 24th May 2023, hybrid conference.

 Conference Program– please click here.


This conference is held to:

  • Create a platform for researchers and conservationists in Asia, Africa and other countries to present their research progresses, findings and innovations.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of views, dissemination of ideas and the development of possible future collaborations between the local and international scientists and practitioners.
  • Promote long-term ecological and social research and conservation partnerships among multiple stakeholders.

Venue for in-person participation:

Kasetsart University (KU), Faculty of Forestry, Bangkok, Thailand (Tourism Authority of Thailand). In addition, find some information about COVID-19 of Thailand.

Information about accommodations and how to get there is available on the website of Hornbill Research Foundation (Accommodations).

The virtual part of the conference will be held using the WebEx platform. The link will be shared with participants nearer the conference date.

The 8th IHC includes six sessional topics as follows:

  • Hornbill evolutionary biology and genetics
  • Hornbill ecology (feeding, roosting and nesting ecology & behaviour; population estimations and monitoring)
  • Functional role of hornbills (studies on seed dispersal, frugivory)
  • Threats to hornbills (studies evaluating threats to hornbills due to hunting, logging, forest loss, trade, etc.)
  • Impacts of Climate Change on hornbills
  • Applied hornbill conservation – including community-based conservation, captive breeding, re-introduction, nest-boxes, etc.

Program of Conference:

Final program will be available by 1st May 2023

Keynote Speakers:

Emeritus Professor Dr. Pilai Poonswad (Thailand) – Hornbill Research Foundation

Dr. Aparajita Datta (India) – Nature Conservation Foundation

Dr. Timothy O’Brien (Kenya) – Wildlife Conservation Society

Dasho Paljor J. Dorji (Bhutan) – Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research

Social Events:

1) Hornbill art and photo exhibitions;
2) Auction of hornbill photos for fundraising;
3) Sales of hornbill craft work and other items.


Research Student Workshop (On-site): technical skill for research

More information – please click here.

Registration and fees (on and before 31st March 2023):

  • Virtual @ USD 60 per person (all Thai and international participants), USD 40 per person (all students).
  • In-person* @ USD 180 per person (developing and under developed countries), @ USD 280 per person (for developed countries).
  • Students @ USD 100 per person.

Early bird registration for in-person participation is on/before 31st March 2023, after this date the participant will be charged 10% more.

The following are forms for participants to complete:

1) Registration for all who wish to attend or participate in the conference – please fill this form. Last date for early-bird discount – 31st March 2023.

2) Abstract submission (for presenters) – please fill this form. Last date for abstract submission – 15th March 2023.

3) Field trips to Khao Yai/Budo Mountain & Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary – (the application has been closed).

Payment method:

Bank transfer to

Account Name:   Hornbill Research Foundation

Account number: 026-2-75910-2

Bank name:      The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (Ramathibodi Branch)

Swift Code:      SICOTHBK

Bank address:    Ramathibodi Branch, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

                 (Tel: 662-644-7400)     

The mailing address is

Hornbill Research Foundation

c/o Department of Microbiology

Faculty of Science

Mahidol University

Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400


Note: * For in-person participation; includes access to all conference sessions. conference kit, lunch, and tea during the conference.
For registrations and information, please send email to contact.8thihc@gmail.com.

Host institutions:

In collaboration with:

Map of Kasetsart University (KU), Faculty of Forestry, Bangkok, Thailand.

updated: 19/05/2023 (12:18 PM)

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