I am from Ura, Bhutan and I graduated with a B.Sc. in life Science from Sherubtse College, Bhutan in 2004. I am also a 2005 alumni of Indian Forest Service (IFS) where I completed my M.Sc in Forestry from the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, India in 2007.
In 2010, I completed my Post-Graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice from the University of Oxford. I started my career working for the Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan as the Coordinator of the Carnivore Conservation Program. From 2010, I served as the head of the Species Conservation and Monitoring Section under the Wildlife Conservation Division office, Department of Forests and Park Services. During my tenure at wildlife conservation office, I have been assigned with the additional responsibility of national focal person for tiger conservation. In 2013, I have been appointed as the Chief of Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), where I served for four years. During the period, I had the fortune of serving as the national focal person for snow leopard conservation as well.
My research interest includes conservation of big cats focusing on tigers and snow leopards, behavioral ecology of felids, human wildlife conflict, climate change, ecosystem valuation, social capital in conservation, protected area governance and biodiversity and park financing.
- Livestock predation intensity and patterns by tigers (Panthera tigris) and common leopards (Panthera pardus) in Bhutan
- Estimating occupancy rates of four ungulate species in Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan, using camera-traps