Since 1978. the Thailand Hornbill Project hasbeen actively conducting research on the biological and ecological aspects of hornbills and has expended its research into the forests of western and southern Thailand. In the southern provinces including Pattani.Narathiwat andYala, the project has received overwhelming coorporation from localvillagers, who previously earned extra money (to add to their 1,500-3,000 baht monthly income) by selling hornbill chicks stolen from their nests and other wildproducts.
By having villagers to help in looking after of hornbills andcollecting research data, the Project aims to create awareness in hornbill conservation of nature in general among local people. At present, the Projecthas the following hornbill nests under its care and protection for scientificdata collection purposes.
In pursuing these funding is extremely crucial.
1. To subsidize local villagers in their determination andefforts to conserve hornbills.
2. To study the biological and ecological aspects of hornbills, which arecurrently on the verge of extinction
3. To allow villagers to collect biological and ecological data ofhornbills for research purposes, and to monitor and secure longterm hornbillpopulations in the area.