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Subduing Poachers, Ducking Insurgents to Save a Splendid Bird

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Science  03 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5838, pp. 592-593
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5838.592

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NARATHIWAT, THAILAND-- Biologist Pilai Poonswad has earned praise for reaching out to southern Thailand's alienated Islamic communities in an effort to observe and preserve hornbills, the "canaries in the coal mine" of tropical rain forests.