Protecting the last Living Wild Yaks of Nepal, a TED x talk by Naresh Kusi

January 16, 2023

In this talk, our diploma alumnus Naresh Kusi speaks about one of the endangered species “Wild Yak”. The future of wild yaks of Nepal is in the hands of people who strive to work on the ground to prevent the species from going truly extinct.

Naresh Kusi, a native of Bhaktapur, is exploring the Himalayan landscape of Nepal. His team has generated many important findings on the high altitude wildlife of Nepal including the rediscovery of wild yak (the new five rupee note of Nepal carries the photograph of a wild yak taken by his team) and discovery of two species of birds new for Nepal. He currently works as the country program director at the Himalayan Wolves Project and project coordinator at Resources Himalaya Foundation. A PhD student at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences he has an MSc in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He’s a recipient of Young Conservation Leader Award 2016 and has published three books and two fables.