Financial incentives are provided to local communities to protect Bengal Florican nests that are discovered opportunistically. Two nests were reported in 2009, one in Chikraeng Integrated Farming & Biodiversity Area (IFBA) and one from grasslands near Siem Reap. Two chicks from one nest successfully fledged.
In total $40 was paid to villagers for reporting and protecting the nests. One nest failed due to intensive ploughing around the nest, and as the villagers had contributed to the failure only $10 was given for reporting rather than $15.
Bengal Florican nests are extremely hard to find opportunistically. Eggs are simply laid on the ground and females will remain motionless while incubating. Bengal Floricans sometimes lay their eggs in dried out rice fields and the harvesting season for dry season rice coincides with the breeding period.