Jigme Tshelthrim Wangyal

Research Fellow, Bhutan Ecological Society

About Jigme Tshelthrim Wangyal

For unintentionally setting free a non-venomous injured wolf snake from my room, my college mates call me Snake-man because by doing so, they assumed that I endangered their lives. You can find me with wild animals in the mountains, valleys, or plains because our addresses are somehow the same. Outside my job, I do herping (gather information on amphibians and reptiles) and anyone who wants information on this group of animals besides biodiversity, climate, and social science can contact me any time. Rest, I follow Allan Rufus’ dictum “Life is like a sandwich, birth as one slice and death as the other. What you put in-between the slice is up to you. Is your sandwich tasty or sour?” So, it is you who make your sandwich! Education-wise, I have MSc, PG Diploma, PG Certificate, BSc, and High Standard Professional Certificate but all in Nature Conservation and related Ecological and Environmental Sciences. I can do many things many people can do!

I have been recently immortalized since my friends named (Amolops wangyali) frog after me. But more than rejoicing, I feel stressed because I feel my responsibility is tripling. So, you know...!

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Education & training Land/Water Management Project/programme management Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Welcome to Wildhub. You can definitely expand your ecology knowledge through this forum. We look forward to discussing more with you in the coming days.

Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Once again, a warm welcome to WildHub Jigme! It's great to have you join our Core Community and I'm excited to explore with you how we can increase our membership in your home country, Bhutan. 

Thank you Thirza, see you soon on zoom

Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub

Thank you, looking forward to working together 

Replying to Rezoana Arefine

Mr. Jigme,

A heartfelt welcome to WildHub.

It's great to learn about your work. It's really a meaningful journey that you have carried for the last 25 years. 

Keep going on.... 

Thank you Rezoana, nice to meet you here and hope to connect and work together 

I got you. Thanks for taking me in as an Advocate.



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