February 6, 2014
Tuy Sereivathana won the Goldman Prize in 2010 for creating innovative low-cost solutions to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Cambodia, empowering local communities to cooperatively participate in endangered Asian elephant conservation.
In the years since winning the Prize, Sereivathana has been a leading advocate for wildlife conservation in Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and in 2012, he was a key note speaker at the first annual Asia Green Forum in Seoul, South Korea. The forum, hosted by 1995 Goldman Prize winner Yul Choi and the Korea Green Foundation, was attended by several former Goldman Prize winners.
Today, Sereivathana is working as a country representative for Flora and Fauna International, Cambodia, where he is leading projects on wildlife and landscape conservation, biodiversity research, community outreach and more.
In an effort to protect Cambodia’s flagship species, including the Asian elephant, Siamese crocodile, sea turtles and hog deer, Sereivathana uses his knowledge and expertise to educate the community and lobby government officials to enact stronger conservation legislation.