Tshering Tempa

The Program Director for the Global Tiger Center

Tshering Tempa is the leading tiger biologist in Bhutan. Tempa has PhD in Wildlife Biology, from the University Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Having spent more than 15 years in the wilderness of Bhutan, Dr. Tempa has contributed a lot for the tiger conservation and wildlife research in Bhutan. He started the first systematic remote camera trap monitoring of tigers and other wildlife in Bhutan. Bhutan can now do any wildlife survey and data analysis without any external expertise. He is the IUCN tiger specialist group and his works are known not only to Bhutan, but to many outside countries. He has been featured in NHK, as one of the leaders making the changes at the grassroot level.

Dr. Tempa is passionate tiger conservationist and is the Program Director for the Global Tiger Center, at Gelephu. He continues to work on predator (tiger)-prey dynamics in 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.