Dr Tulsi has completed PhD in biodiversity conservation at Universiti Sains Malaysia. In his PhD, he studied Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in the Himalayas of Nepal. Tulsi brings more than a decade of expertise in wildlife research and conservation.
As a child growing up in harmony with pristine nature in a rural village in western Nepal, Tulsi became fascinated with biodiversity and wildlife. Since childhood, he was already familiar with several species of fauna and flora. Tulsi used to observe many birds on his farmland, vultures feeding on the livestock carcasses thrown open, Bearded Vultures dropping large bones over rocks, hovering kestrels and breeding activities of birds and leopards dragging goats into bushes- they were common around his village. After his master’s degree in 2004, he was officially involved in wildlife conservation activities as a vulture field biologist in Bird Conservation Nepal (a BirdLife International partner), field ecologist in Red Panda Network, and senior program officer in Himalayan Nature. As a passionate person about wildlife and biodiversity, in 2010, he was invited as a Conservation Science Trainee in Hawk Mountain Sanctuary of the United States, where he got an ideal opportunity to work with several wildlife scientists including Dr Keith Bildstein, a renowned raptor biologist in the world. Tulsi has pioneered the study of raptors in Nepal, those include east-west migration study of raptors, raptor road survey in different terrains, satellite-telemetry study on Bearded Vulture- that was the first in Asia and ecology/conservation of other species including critically endangered vultures. He was awarded several projects on birds and mammals. Tulsi has published his work in several reports and articles in renowned journals including Biological Conservation. Tulsi is interested in better understanding the specific problems for biodiversity loss, establishing a team and training for biodiversity monitoring and finding a solution to conserve with the concord of the local community. You can reach Dr Tulsi through the following email.