Naresh Kusi, a native of Bhaktapur, is a wildlife biologist exploring the Himalayan landscape of Nepal. His team has generated many important findings on the high altitude wildlife of Nepal including the rediscovery of wild yak. The new five rupee note of Nepal carries the photograph of a wild yak taken by his team. He was also involved in the discovery of two species of birds new for Nepal.
He currently works as the country program director at the Himalayan Wolves Project and project coordinator at Resources Himalaya Foundation. A PhD student at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, he has an MSc in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice from WildCRU, University of Oxford, UK.
He’s a recipient of the Young Conservation Leader Award 2016 and has published three books and two fables together with about a dozen scientific articles in International peer-reviewed scientific journals.