Dr Karma Tenzing has been working with community-based projects in the rangelands of Bhutan. His research interests include sustainable land management, capacity building and community development. He has worked in climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and has supported the improvement of community-based conservation and development programs. His current project in Bhutan involves working with semi-nomadic yak herders of Merak, an indigenous tribe of eastern Bhutan to manage high altitude rangelands sustainably in order to protect red pandas and their livelihoods.
Bachelor Veterinary Science and Animal Production, College of Veterinary Science, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University 1995
Masters Science University of Edinburgh 2000
PhD Charles Sturt University 2016
Peer Reviewed Papers
Tenzing, K., Millar, J., Black, R. (2018) Exploring governance of high altitude rangeland in Bhutan using Ostrom’s Design Principles. International Journal of the Commons 12: 428-459 DOI: 10.18352/ijc.828
Tenzing, K., Millar, J. & Black. R. (2017) Changes in Property Rights and Management of High-Elevation Rangelands in Bhutan: Implications for Sustainable Development of Herder Communities. Mountain Research and Development. 37: 353-366
Sustainable rangeland management to protect red panda and herder livelihoods, Millar, J., Finlayson, M., & Tenzing, K. (2016-2019) Darwin Initiative Fund, $540,000 Project details