Meet the Team
Tour guides that are passionate and dedicated conservationists
Since SVC started running tours in 2006 we have trained up a team of world class Cambodian specialist birding and wildlife guides
Since SVC started running tours in 2006 we have trained up a team of world class Cambodian specialist birding and wildlife guides. SVC guides are passionate and dedicated conservationists as well as guides, inspiring a new generation of Cambodian’s to nurture their environment and love their natural heritage. They take part in field studies, species surveys, work with other global conservation organisations assisting and supporting with their expert knowledge.
Lead SVC Guide
Years working for SVC: 11 years
Greatest Achievements: Consulted on BBC’s ‘Wonder of Monsoon’. Accepting the World Responsible Tourism Award 2016 on behalf of SVC in London. Being the father of two beautiful children.
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: Seeing the Giant Ibis, the number 1 most endangered bird in the world, in Tmat Boey. Sharing stories with clients and delivering the best ‘one-liner’ jokes in Cambodia!
Lead SVC Guide
Years working for SVC: 15 years
Greatest Achievements: Continuing the study of Butterfly, Plants & Trees, Insect, Reptile and some other interesting creature in Cambodia over the last few years ago. Cambodia’s wildlife continues to amaze me, even after 15 years!
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: Making a tour group happy by finding these rare species such as the Milky Stork, Greater Adjutant, Giant Ibis, Bar-bellied Pitta is the greatest thrill in my professional life!
Years working for SVC: 8 years
Greatest Achievements: Representing SVC in the Asian Birdfairs in Thailand in 2015 and Malaysia 2016. I got to meet a vast array of birders and tell them everything Cambodia had to offer. It was a fantastic experience!
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: Tmat Boey is my favourite location. We get to see over 300 species in 3 days including my favourite species; Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis.
Years working for SVC: 3 years
Greatest Achievements: I was part of a team for WCS to survey the Bengal Florican in Kampong Thom Province. I am very proud of being able to take tourists to view these birds as well as contributing directly to conservation efforts for WCS.
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: Koh Ker is one of my favourite places to go in order to see another side of ancient Angkor history as well as see an incredibly diverse range of birdlife including White-rumped Pigmy Falcon, Collared Falconet and Black-headed Woodpecker.
Years working for SVC: 4 years
Greatest Achievements: Gaining the skills and confidence to meet people from around the world that are passionate to see Cambodia’s nature & wildlife. Being able to represent SVC at the Asian Birdfair 2019 is also a great honor. Being a SVC guide also has allowed me to support my family, with my two kids being my greatest achievement.
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: Bringing people from all around the world to the Vulture Restaurant to see the three Critically Endangered vulture species (Red-headed, White-rumped and Slender-billed vultures) always brings me a lot of joy.
Years working for SVC: 5 years
Greatest Achievements: I have now gained a complete competency and confidence to lead bird tours to a point where my job is my passion. Graduating high school and completing my university course in Information Technology are some of my greatest personal achievements.
Personal highlight of SVC Tours: The Jahoo Gibbon Camp is one of my favourite places to view wildlife in Cambodia. The diversity of birdlife and wildlife as well as the conservation projects in Mondulkiri are inspiring for all that are interested in preserving nature in Cambodia.
Design your own Cambodian adventure!
We offer custom tour packages which gives you the opportunity to create your perfect experience. If you would like to find out more about putting together a custom tour, please head over to our information page.