Wangchu Bhutia, originally from Sankhuwasabha District, is the Co-Coordinator of the Lumbasumba Conservation Project. With a Bachelor’s degree in Science, he has over seven years of experience in biodiversity conservation, NTFP cultivation, nursery management and eco-tourism. He has worked with TMI, Red Panda network and other conservation agencies throughout remote regions of Nepal. Since his arrival, Wangchu has already documented and mapped over 400 different plant species within Yangshila. Currently, he’s building an extensive database of scientific information about each plant to serve as a foundation for a GIS map, educational plant trails, and a plant compendium.