Dr. Narumon Arunotai is Assistant Director in Research and Foreign Affairs at the Social Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University. She obtained her BA Degree at Chulalongkorn University in 1983, and her MA Degree in Anthropology at the University of Washington in 1986. For many years, Dr. Narumon has conducted research on the Moken sea nomads in Southern Thailand and her work was supported by UNESCO. She has published a number of researches in the field of indigenous peoples and development and community participation in natural resources management. Her publication includes Bridging the Gap between the Rights and Needs of Indigenous Communities and the Management of Protected Areas: Case Studies from Thailand. Bangkok: UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education; and Techniques used in the preservation of the cultural environment of the Andaman Sea co-authored with Dr. Kirsten Ewers Anderson.