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LEH: Dr. Tsewang Namgail, Senior Scientist and Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-IT) Leh, has been honored with the prestigious Disney Conservation Hero Award 2020.This was recently announced by Disney Conservation Fund based in California, USA. He was named among twenty other conservation heroes from around the world.Dr. Namgail has been awarded, recognizing his dedication and contribution to wildlife research, conservation and education in Ladakh.In the northern Indian region of Ladakh, home to 60 percent of India’s snow leopards, Tsewang Namgail leads a team of 13 dedicated people along with students and volunteers to reduce conflict between snow leopards and farmers, and find solutions to benefit both through community-based tourism, education and research.Alongside his team, he has helped build snow leopard-proof corrals to protect livestock, promote local food production and expand innovative micro-enterprises like eco-cafes and more than 200 homestays that invite tourists to stay in community homes.These programmes help local people earn an income, offset livestock losses to snow leopards and show the value of a thriving population of snow leopards to help increase tourism.Tsewang’s passion for positively impacting this special place where he grew up has helped grow a community-based conservation and education programme into a model that has been emulated not just in India, but across snow leopard range in Asia.Every year, Disney Conservation Fund recognizes the dedication of individuals who have devoted their lives to furthering conservation efforts in their communities. To date, Disney has recognized more than 180 Heroes from nearly 50 countries.Upon joining this list of illustrious conservationists, Dr. Namgail said, “I am thrilled and humbled to receive this prestigious award. This is a huge recognition for my research and conservation efforts over the last two decades. I dedicate this award to the excellent team at SLC-IT.”
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