19. Conservation of Hornbills in Thailand

  1. Peter H. Raven4,
  2. Navjot S. Sodhi5 and
  3. Luke Gibson5
  1. Pilai Poonswad1,
  2. Vijak Chimchome2,
  3. Narong Mahannop3 and
  4. Sittichai Mudsri3

Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch19

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

How to Cite

Poonswad, P., Chimchome, V., Mahannop, N. and Mudsri, S. (2013) Conservation of Hornbills in Thailand, in Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics (eds P. H. Raven, N. S. Sodhi and L. Gibson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Missouri Botanical Garden

  2. 5

    National University of Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

  2. 2

    Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

  3. 3

    Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658635

Online ISBN: 9781118679838



  • community‐based conservation;
  • hornbills;
  • research‐based conservation;
  • Thailand


This chapter describes conservation issues of hornbills in Thailand. It discusses threats to and the conservation status of hornbills in Thailand. Population growth coupled with rapid economic growth is profoundly important as a driver in the exploitation of natural resources, particularly forest resources. The depletion of forest resources results from a range of activities, the most obvious of which are discussed in the chapter. The goal of the conservation efforts is to increase hornbill populations to minimum viable sizes and so sustain them for long‐term survival. To achieve this goal, clear identification of threats or problems in each area or region is very important in order to implement the most suitable strategy. The chapter explains two most successful strategies: research‐ and community‐based conservation.