Dr. Gombobaatar Sundev (Board member, International Coordinator)
He works at National University of Mongolia as a professor and general director of the Mongolian Ornithhological Society.
He has been involving in more than 30 national and International research and conservation projects as researcher, bird expert, national coordinator, supervisor, and co-supervisor for last decade. He completed his Ph.D. on Saker flacon research and conservatioin in Mongolia at the National University of Mongolia in 2006 and finished his post doctorate training at the Ben Gurion University and IBRC, Eilat, Israel in 2008. Dr. S.Gombobaatar (Gomboo) is serving several different duties through national representatives and experts at national and international organizations such as a national focal point for the Scientific and Technical review panel (STRP) of the Ramsar Convention and a board member of the Ramsar Convention secretariat of Mongolia, a board member of the Raptor Research Foundation Conservation committee, USA, a member of the Japanese Bird Banding Association, a member of the International Ornithologist’s Union, USA, recognized Ph.D.supervisor of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India, a national representative of the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Japan etc..., besides a board member of this committee. His activities focus on not only scientific research and conservation works on birds in Mongolia at the University level, but also professional birding and bird filming tours through the Mongolian Ornithological Society. He is also authors of several bird-related books in Mongolian and English.
The board members’ nearest plan for birding and bird rarities in Mongolia is to set the National database on the rare species (see rare species table) of the country through this committee and professional birding trips in the country.
Dr. Boldbaatar Shagdarsuren (Board member, National Coordinator)
Sh.Boldbaatar has been working at Laboratory of Ornithology, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences as ecologist, zoologist and ornithologist since 1995. He serves a duty of the consultant of scientific works at Ecology laboratory, National University of Mongolia. He completed his Ph.D. on Ecology of Urban Birds, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at the National University of Mongolia in 1996
and got an associate professor of Biology Department, Mongolian Education University, Ulaanbaatar in 2004. Dr. Sh.Boldbaatar is one of the leading ornithologists in the country and has been extensively organizing and involving in various ornithological activities including Mongolian-Russian Joint Biological Complex Expedition since 1971, Field research on the fauna in central and eastern Mongolia collaborated with Washington University in 1997-1998 and Korean scientists in 2000, implemented more than 30 scientific works with WWF, GTZ, Conservation of Umbrella species in Great Gobi, Conservation biodiversity of Eastern Mongolia and others. He is author and editor of many books relating to biology education, ecology, birds and mammals.
Dr. Tseveenmyadag Natsagdorj (Board member)
After he finished his undergraduate training from the National University of Mongolia, he has been working in Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Eastern Mongolian Protected Area administration as a director. He is working at Ornithological Laboratory of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences as a head. He completed his Ph.D. on “Recent situation and ecology of cranes in Mongolia” at Ulaan-Ude, Russia in 2005. Dr Tseveenmyadag has been publishing many major books and papers in Mongolian, Russian and Mongolian since he involved in bird research field. He is senior author of the books: CITES manual (2001), List of references of publications published in 20th century, A guide book to the birds of Khentii mountain regions (2005), Dictionary of bird species in Mongolia in 10 different languages (2007). He has been publishing more than 80 scientific papers in journal, newsletters and proceedings. He also presented more than 60 papers of national and international workshop, trainings and conferences. Dr. N.Tseveenmyadag has been extensively working on rare bird research and conservation, taxonomy and migration studies of birds in Mongolia for 40 year. He is one of the well known bird researchers in the country.
Christopher Leahy (Board member)
He holds the Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He has been a professional conservationist for more than thirty-five years, most recently as the Director of Massachusetts Audubon’s Center for Biological Conservation. His published works include The Birdwatcher’s Companion (first published by Hill & Wang, 1982 and reissued in a comprehensively revised edition by Princeton University Press in 2004), Introduction to New England Birds (Massachusetts Audubon, 1990), and The Nature of Massachusetts (Addison-Wesley, 1996). He is also the editor of a series of authoritative books on the flora and fauna of New England. He first visited Mongolia in 1982, and has made frequent trips there to study birdlife since 1993. He lives in Gloucester Massachusetts, USA.
Dr. Bayarkhuu Sandagdorj (Board member)
She has been working on wildlife and ornithological monitoring surveys and conservation management for 15 years in Mongolia. She is employed by the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia as a general Secretary, National Committee for Biosafety, Mongolia. In 2002, she completed her Ph.D. on the
“Structure of the bird fauna and ecology of birds in central part of the Great Lakes Basin, Mongolia” at Tuvenian Institute for Complex Research on Natural Resources of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Kyzyl & Biological Faculty, Zoological Department, Buryat State University, Ulan Ude. Dr Bayarkhuu has been collaborating with Russian, German and Mongolian joint projects on Biodiversity baseline studies of Buyant river, W Mongolia, Community based Trophy Hunting Management in W Mongolia, and Ecology and Natural resources of the Mongolian Altai Mountain regions last few year. Since 2011, she has been serving a board member of the committee. She speaks in Russian and English.
MSc. Usukhjargal Dorj (Board member)
He has been working at Hustai nuruu national (www.hustai.mn) park as a Takhi (Przewalski’s wild horse) biologist since 2003. He is one of the experts on birds in the area. He has travelled across Mongolia together with Gomboo’s field team members since 2001. He completed his master thesis on Reed Deer in Hustai national park in Mongolia in 2002. Now he is studying doctorate training at the National University of Mongolia.
He is also a board member of the Mongolian Ornithological Society (www.mos.mn) and a member of German Society of Mammolgy. His main interest is not only bird but also wildlife research and conservation in the protected area, and craniometric and non-metric skull characteristic studies of mammals and its evaluation of population biology and population genetics.