DR. COLIN STRINE, PHD, U.S.A./THAILAND
Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team
Colin Strine is a young conservationist and ecologist working for Suranaree Unversity of Technology in Northeastern Thailand. He established the Thailand King Cobra Telemetry Project with Dr. Matt Goode, and Dr. Pongthep Suwanwaree in 2013 and has since expanded the program to include conservation components. He also established Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team (SCSET) to train hundreds of emergency technicians surrounding the biosphere reserve and throughout Thailand on mitigating human snake conflict through snake removal and educational resources distributed by the rescue crews. In addition, this team trains international volunteers from around the world in radio telemetry, conservation actions, data collection and spatial ecology techniques. Colin is currently a member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC). He currently lectures at Suranaree University of Technology and has five graduate students working with him.