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

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”.  The local village is generally supportive but they probably still do some opportunistic hunting when Ren is not there (which is most of the time). 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”. The local village is generally supportive but they probably still...
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