Sangay (Principal Forestry Officer)

I have PhD (Ecology) from the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia; where I studied the movement ecology of our National Animal - Takin (Budorcas whitei) in Jigme Dorji National Park, northwestern part of the country.  For my MSc. I worked on the “Tiger (Panthera tigris) and its Conservation Efforts in the Kingdom of Bhutan”.

Before joining the Institute, I worked as an Assistant Coordinator and later as the Coordinator for Tiger Conservation Program at the erstwhile Nature Conservation Division from 1996 - 2008, large mammalian carnivores ecology (particularly human-large carnivore conflict) and habitat are my passionate subject.  I joined the Institute in 2009.

Currently, I work as the Head, of Education and Capacity Building Services of the Institute. I primarily oversee the National Certificate Program, Professional Training Program and International Student Exchange Program.

  1. The economic cost of wild mammalian carnivores to farmers in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
  2. Wildlife camera trapping in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan with recommendations for the future
  3. Social interaction and cooccurrence of colour morphs of the Asiatic golden cat, Bhutan
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