The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) is one of the oldest organisations conserving birds and nature in Thailand and is the country partner of BirdLife International. BCST’s role to the local community is to spread awareness about urban birds and reconnect people back to nature.
To pursue our vision and mission, we aim to achieve the following objectives:
Support and promote scientific research-based conservation of priority birds and their habitats in Thailand and the region
Expand public outreach, membership base and strategic and business partnerships to support BCST’s vision
Be recognised as a leading national NGO that addresses bird and nature conservation issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia
The first Thailand Bird Fair was organised. Since then a bird fair has been held every year and has been a major event on BCST calendar.
Support began from RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) in order to address threats to Gurney’s Pitta at Khao Nor Chuchi.
BCST publishes the Directory of Important Bird Areas in Thailand in both English and Thai. 62 IBAs are recognised in Thailand following criteria established by BirdLife International.
BCST and the RSPB support establish the Chiang Saen wetland reserve.
BCST begins working with local communities in the Inner Gulf of Thailand
ONEP invites BCST to participate in the National Working Group on Wetlands. BCST has been participating in monthly meetings since then.
A study of land-use change in the Inner Gulf of Thailand since 1990 and its impact on globally important habitat for shorebirds, including many migratory species.
BCST hosts the Asian Bird Fair
BCST hosts the BirdLife Asia Partnership meeting
Supports Khok Kham Conservation Club to halt a solar farm project to be established on Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering ground.
Receives award for “Best organisation that supports children and youth: environmental category”.
Signs an MOU with the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand (ZPO) to work on the conservation of Sarus Cranes in Buriram.