Tsewang Namgail Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust
BBC Wildlife|April 2021
Conservation biologist Tsewang Namgail has focused on human and snow leopard conflict, and how the problem can best be resolved.
Khursheed Dinshaw

Holding a masters in wildlife biology and a PhD in wildlife ecology, Tsewang Namgail was himself a victim of livestock depredation by snow leopards, whose global population is about 5,000 to 7,000 individuals.

However, after observing two snow leopards mere metres away in Hemis National Park, in Ladakh (where he was born and brought up) Namgail’s negative emotions dissipated and he went on to put in place a strategy and education programme to conserve the predator in Ladakh.

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