Meet the team
Introducing the team behind ZSL's work in Mongolia
Prof. Gombobaatar Sundev (Gomboo)
Steppe Forward Programme Manager
Gomboo is responsible for overseeing all Steppe Forward activities. He is currently working on the Mongolian National Red List for Birds as well as on the Field Guides to the Mammals and Birds of Mongolia.
He is a university professor and head of the Ornithological Laboratory at the National University of Mongolia. He is also the founder and president of the Mongolian Ornithological Society.
Batbaatar Tumurbaatar (Baagii)
Steppe Forward Assistant Co-ordinator
Baagii works on the preparation and distribution of promotional and education material as well as logistics for field work, he is in charge of the Mongolbioweb list server and organises Biobeers, a monthly meeting for biologists and conservationists working in Mongolia. He graduated from the National University of Mongolia in conservation biology and ecology. He previously worked at Hustai National Park Trust as a wildlife biologist.
Mongolia projects coordinator
Since arriving in February 2012 Nathan has organised the summer field course in Mongolia and worked on the Wildlife Picture Index. He has also worked alongside a previous EDGE Fellow on the conservation of wild Bactrian camels. He will help develop further projects and develop funding strategies for existing ones. Before joining ZSL in Mongolia Nathan was a recipient of the ZSL Conservation Expeditions grant for work in the spiny forest in South-east Madagascar.
Munkhjargal Myagmar (Moojii)
Assistant Research Coordinator
Moojii is mostly working on the Wildlife Picture Index project and is also involved with other activities such as the SFP field course. In addition she is working on the translation of SFP documents and reports as well as English language ecology textbooks. She graduated from the National University of Mongolia in conservation biology and ecology and was a biology, science and health education teacher before starting at the Steppe Forward Programme.
Adiya is studying the wild Bactrian camel. His research aims to help secure the future of the Critically Endangered Bactrian camel and is working on a conservation strategy for the wild camels.
He is currently working as a researcher at the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Science, and is also studying for a PhD at the National University of Mongolia focussing on the ecology and conservation of the wild Bactrian camel.
Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig (Uuganaa)
Uuganaa was selected to work on the long-eared jerboa. He is trying to determine the population status and distribution of the long-eared jerboa within the Little Gobi Strictly Protected Area and develop a Conservation Action Plan containing detailed management recommendations for the species and its habitat.
He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the National University of Mongolia and has previously carried out research for SFP’s community project on sustainable natural resource use and livelihood improvement.
Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar (Buuvei)
Buuvei is studying the Saiga antelope . He aims to evaluate the potential effects of domestic dogs on saiga antelope populations in Mongolia.
He studied at the National University of Mongolia and works as a wildlife biologist at the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Science. He is currently working towards a Masters degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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