Jigme Dorji, Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan
In a career spanning the last 20 years, Mr. Jigme Dorji joined the Bhutan Forest Service Department as a Range Officer and now serves as Head, Communities, Recreation and Development Section, Park Headquarter, Royal Manas National Park. Apart from carrying his official activities in an impeccable manner, Mr. Dorji have made a mark as a forest officer who has worked closely with the local communities and has advocated science-based conservation research and action. His seminal work on conservation of the critically endangered White-bellied Heron and ecotourism initiatives have given him much appreciation from his peers, seniors and civil society in his home country. Mr. Jigme Dorji is truly a champion for trans-boundary cooperation in the Eastern Himalaya.
10:15 - 10:55
RURAL FUTURES: FORESTS & PEOPLE
Community Forests or Protected Forests?