Nearly 20 years’ experience in biodiversity conservation and community development, with a focus on community-based approaches and the Tibetan plateau region of China. Practical experience includes field investigations on grassland ecology and wildlife biology; design and implementation of community conservation projects including environmental education; implementation of community development projects focused on enhancing Tibetan herders’ livelihoods and well-being, including education, community health and income generation; advances in collaborative management (co-management) and protected area management; policy analysis and recommendations; and capacity building at multiple levels. Has led the work of international non-profit organization Plateau Perspectives since 1998 and served as consultant for World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Currently also the Chief Technical Advisor for the UNDP/GEF-supported Qinghai Biodiversity Conservation Project, which seeks to strengthen the management effectiveness of the PA system in Qinghai province, China, to conserve globally significant biodiversity. In addition, he is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Anthropology & Conservation at University of Kent, and is professional member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) as well as the Mountains Biome section of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and other IUCN working groups.
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