I am currently working as the Northern Forest Complex Coordinator in Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Myanmar Program. Having I finished my B.Sc. (Forestry) degree at the Institute of Forestry, Myanmar in 1993, I worked in Forest Department for six years as Range Officer in the filed of community forestry and natural forest management. I received my Master in Environmental Management and Development at the Australian National University, Australia in 2002. After finishing my master degree, I joined WCS Myanmar Program.
WCS Myanmar Program has provided me ample of privileges to apply my technical and academic knowledge in the field and expand the concept of conservation biology through different conservation projects. I have been involved in biological surveys in Hkakaborazi National Park and Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary from 2002 to 2004; Tiger monitoring, Asian Elephant surveys, Hoolock gibbon surveys, water bird surveys, grasslands surveys, habitat change monitoring, community related conservation activities and community based natural resource management in Hukaung Tiger Reserve since 2005; and, protected area management planning and law enforcement monitoring in Hukaung Tiger Reserve and Hkakaborazi National Park since 2005.
I am particularly interested in developing conservation projects by setting measurable conservation goals, statistically acceptable and logistically feasible biological monitoring systems to assess the population trend of key species such as Tiger and large carnivores to gauge the effectiveness of interventions implemented.
- Viewing different angles of occupancy: estimating of occupancy of gaur (Bos gaurus) and sambar (Cervus unicolor) using two different methods
- Comparison of conventional and spatial capture-recapture methods to estimate leopard (Panthera pardus) density using camera trap data in central Kenya