Karma Jigme (2009)
Alumni Diploma Students
I currently work for Wildlife Conservation Division, Department of Forests & Park Services in the capacity of Sr. Forestry Officer.
Since graduating from WildCRU in 2009, I have been head of the Species Conservation & Monitoring Unit. Over the period I’ve conducted a nation-wide elephant survey, published the first scientific report on Bhutan’s elephant population and simultaneously published an article called ‘Current status of Asian elephants in Bhutan’ in the journal Gajah, vol. 35 (2011). I’ve also co-authored a scientific paper on ‘A landscape-based conservation strategy to double the wild tiger population’. Further I’ve contributed two articles in Cat News, the first one was on the discovery of ‘Four colour morphs of and the altitudinal record for the Asiatic golden cat in Bhutan’ and the second co-authored article was on the ‘Camera-trap records of tigers at high altitudes in Bhutan’.
Recently I was offered an invitation to serve as a member of the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group for the 2013-2016 IUCN.
Jigme, K., & Williams, A. C. (2011). Current status of Asian elephants in Bhutan. Gajah, 35, 25-28.