Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)
Mission of the organisation
BCST advances the knowledge of birds through birdwatching, education, and field projects.
- Birdwatching and nature education camps and workshops
- Education brochures and other materials
- Exhibitions bird surveys and information gathering
- Habitat protection and species conservation projects
- Donations of funds and equipment to hard-pressed Protected Area staff
- Lobbying government for better laws and improved conservation action on the ground
- Publicising threats to birds and their habitats in the media
- Supplying information to and working closely with Thai government agencies and international conservation bodies on bird conservation matters in Thailand and the Asia region
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On the 31st of July, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), BirdLife in India, received the good news that two more veterinary drugs- Ketoprofen and Aceclofenac, could no longer be manufactured, sold and distributed throughout India. After 10 years of working with government agencies and other NGO’s, this official gazette issued by the Delhi High Court was a welcome step forward for the protection of vultures in India.
The wetlands of Kampong Trach are one of Cambodia’s most important sites for wintering Sarus Cranes, however decades of agricultural encroachment and pollution have left it highly threatened. BirdLife partner NatureLife Cambodia have been working closely with farmers to turn things around in a project that has shown promising early results for this enigmatic species.
Found on the forest floors of peninsular Malaysia, rapid deforestation has destroyed much of the enigmatic Malay Peacock-pheasant’s habitat in recent decades, and the species was sadly uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2022.