Munkhbat Tserendorj has served as the Executive Director for the Khomyn Talyn Takhi (KTT) since December 2017. Returning back to the Przewalski horses reintroduction program in Khomyn Tal after 10 years, he represents the NGO, coordinating all actions of reintroduction programme in Khomyn tal, building effective partnerships at the central as well as local level. Originating from Khomyn Tal, he provides profound knowledge on the nature, people, culture and all specifics of the site adding value to deal with every situation and challenges he face in the current position.
He began his career working in the Khustai Nuruu Takhi reintroduction program as wildlife biologist back in 1998, conducting studies on ecology and adaptation of the newly arrived P. horses. This experience hugely helped him to successfully coordinate all preparation activities for the P.horses’ import to Khomyn Tal from France between 2001 and 2004, and later to successfully liaise counterparts and stakeholders and fostering local partners’ participation in horses reintroduction efforts until 2007 before he joined the UNDP/GEF “Strengthening environmental governance in Mongolia” project.
Earlier in his career, Munkhbat worked as the biodiversity expert, technical director in different UNDP/GEF projects, as consultant for ADB, UNEP, MCA and others. He led several Environmental impact assessments for road development projects, mining sites. He led the environmental review of the MCA Mongolia’s projects, and developed Biodiversity conservation strategy of the Sayan eco-region of Mongolia, that has been one of the first conservation strategies ever developed in Mongolia for an eco-region. Munkhbat brings experience with managing NGO’s, as he grounded his own NGO the “Green Focus Facilitator”, a non-governmental conservation organization.
Munkhbat has published various articles on P.horses behavior and impacts of climate change and seasonal dynamics to it, and developed Buffer zone and protected area management plans for different protected areas. He holds a B.A from the Mongolian National University and earned his Master’s degree from the RMIT University, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Melbourne, Australia, on International Urban and Environmental Management, and Master of Business Management from the National academy of Governance on Business Administration.