Speaker's Profile

Babar Khan

Babar Khan is a natural resource management professional. He holds a Ph.D in Ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an MSc in Agriculture from the Agricultural University, Peshawar. He worked for different international organizations on biodiversity conservation, participatory natural resource management with a focus on pasture/rangelands, climate change, high-altitude wetlands, human-wildlife conflict, agro-pastoral livelihoods, mountain value chains, environmental awareness, and climate risk reduction. 

He is Senior Programme Manager and Head of the Gilgit-Baltistan region at WWF-Pakistan. His current portfolio includes projects on snow leopard conservation, protected area management, climate risk reduction, and the protection of high-altitude wetlands. He published over 30 articles, three books, and various reports including the recent “State of rangelands in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir” for FAO Pakistan. 

Among other awards, he received the Presidential Award ‘Ezaz-e-sabqat’ by the Government of Pakistan and Youth Green Skills Award for academic and research achievements and excellence.