Eyes on the Sky: Vulture Man of Phuket
Photographer Rat Puanrak runs a feeding site on Thailand's Phuket Island that has become a sanctuary for migrating Himalayan Vultures. These imposing birds of prey face the threat of extinction from dwindling food supplies and agricultural chemicals. In this program, we follow the tireless efforts of Rat - and his widening support network of researchers, veterinarians and volunteers - as they work to protect an endangered species.
Himalayan Vultures that migrate to Thailand in winter are on the brink of extinction
Vultures that are too weak to fly due to serious food shortages are found in Phuket every year
Rat has built a feeding site for the vultures and made it his mission to save them before it's too late