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Saving the Snow Leopard: Rinzin Funjok Lama

Lama today emerges as one of the shining lights in nature research and conservation in the nation

2022 Jan 25, 16:41,

Rinzin Funjok Lama, born in the remote district of Humla today is one of the leading researchers of snow leopards in the nation. His interest in the field began while studying wildlife and forestry in his higher education. Holding a master’s degree in International Nature Conservation from Germany and New Zealand, Lama focuses on independent research nowadays, pursuing his interests in the wildlife of the highlands.

Lama also conducts support programs for pastoralists and is affiliated with the Third Pole Conservancy organization.

Rinzin Funjok Lama, conservation biologist at Third Pole Conservancy
Rinzin Funjok Lama, conservation biologist at Third Pole Conservancy

In the area he works in, constant attacks by snow leopards on livestock have forever troubled locals in the region. Lama, who works to raise awareness in the region, shares to the local authorities on how to mitigate such problems by keeping all livestock, man and leopard safe. He works in tandem with these bodies and the locals to solve these issues and the results as of yet look positive, he informs.

Lama, who dedicates his time to research of the snow leopards, spends most of his time on field work Speaking of his daily work and research he informs that the field work has been halted since October due to heavy snowfall, however the research work carries on behind the scenes.

Dedicating his life to the Snow Leopard, Lama was posthumously awarded the Rolex Conservation Award for helping protect the rarest snow Leopard in the world. Due to the efforts of such researchers as Lama, various laws and regulations are being put into place by the government for the protection of these wonderful yet endangered creatures.


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