KOUR Chamnan (Neay Phu) was born in the countryside of Siem Reap in 1993. Right before he joined conservation and birding team in June 2015 to help with conservation projects and remote communities inside the protected areas in Cambodia, Chamnan was a Buddhist monk for 7 years (2008-2015) studying for education and blessing others. He is a very passionate advocate for the wilderness too and always focus on inspiring and educating people about the wild and conservation through many ventures.
Joining CBGA has been one of nicest things to do for his love of education, bird watching, and wildlife conservation as his desire to preserve the wildlife on this planet for his children and future generations be able to see.
Chamnan is a smart friendly young man. After his first few years of experience in birding, he is confident to take day trips around Siem Reap with ease and earned great feedbacks from his clients. He once went on a 19-day birding tour around Cambodia in 2016 as an assistant to the leader and group. He has been trying hard with every training both in class and out to the field, as he is longing to become a tour leader in the near future.
Beside of guiding and training, Chamnan is actively supporting CBGA’s projects, such as Bird Survey, CBGA’s Young Bird Club, Guide Training, and Environmental Education Class.