Dr.Tungalag Ulambayar works as a Country Director of Mongolia Representative Office, Zoological Society of London. She earned her Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science at the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University. Tungalag’s doctoral research examined the effectiveness of community-based rangeland conservation in Mongolia in achieving social outcomes such as social capital, rangeland management practices, and herder’s livelihood strategies, the factors essential for herders’ adaptation to climate change and building their resilience to climatic uncertainties. Her dissertation won the “Outstanding Dissertation Award” of Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU. In 2002, Tungalag obtained her MA degree in International development field at the International University of Japan. Her major included development economics, sustainable development, environmental economics, and global environmental governance. Also, Tungalag studied at Moscow State University after Lomonosov, where she received her B.S. /MA in Philology.
Through her career, Tungalag worked in various positions of several international organizations based in Mongolia, including the United Nations Development Programme, EU Tacis Programme, and World Vision International, etc. Tungalag was one of the pioneering PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) facilitators in Mongolia for the development of community-based natural resource management.