Aili Kang is Asia Program Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society. She completed her Ph.D. in Ecology at the East China Normal University in Shanghai and began to work in the Tibetan Plateau, Kunlun Mountain range, and Pamir region of China in 2005. In 2006, she started to develop conservation projects in the Changtang Grasslands in northern Tibet. Her research and projects cover the saiga antelope, Tibetan antelope, and Marco Polo sheep. From 2013 to the present, Kang has led an ivory demand reduction and policy program in China. In 2009, she received SCB's Early Career Conservationist award for her work on conservation of mammals in the Tibetan steppe of China.

Last Updated: January 9, 2017



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