Dr. Tshering Tempa
Dr. Tempa is the leading tiger biologist in Bhutan. Tempa has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, from the University of Montana and has spent more than 20 years in the wilderness of Bhutan contributing to tiger conservation and wildlife research. He started the first systematic remote camera trap monitoring of tigers and other wildlife in Royal Manas National Park (RMNP). He is the IUCN tiger specialist group and his works are known internationally. Dr. Tempa has been featured in NHK, as one of the leaders making changes at the grassroots level. Dr. Tempa is a passionate tiger conservationist and worked as Program Director for the Bhutan Tiger Center from 2017 till he joined SFS. He continues to work on predator (tiger)-prey dynamics in the sub-tropical and temperate forest of Bhutan using remote cameras and genetics. He and his team are also monitoring tigers and other large cats using radio telemetry.