Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Asian Poaching and Subsistence

A young man named Ren Noung Soe has become a champion for Spoon-billed Sandpipers and against bird hunting at Nan Thar Island. He is a tour guide turned bird lover who is receiving support from some western ornithologists who identified the site and are working with him to protect it. He rents the island from the government. and has put up signs saying No hunting and killing birds and turtles on Nan Thar Island. Rakhine State, Myanmar. January.
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A young man named Ren Noung Soe has become a champion for Spoon-billed Sandpipers and against bird hunting at Nan Thar Island. He is a tour guide turned bird lover who is receiving support from some western ornithologists who identified the site and are working with him to protect it. He rents the island from the government. and has put up signs saying No hunting and killing birds and turtles on Nan Thar Island. Rakhine State, Myanmar. January.

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