Tatjana (Tanya) Rosen is a National Geographic Explorer working on snow leopard, Persian leopard and Asiatic cheetah conservation in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her main interests are in helping local communities coexist with carnivores and working with governments to address barriers to carnivore connectivity, from conflict, to loss of habitat and border fences. Tanya previously worked for Panthera and helped develop 10 community-based conservancies in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. She also worked in Montana and Wyoming with the USGS Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and the Wildlife Conservation Society supporting grizzly bear research in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and working with ranching communities in the Big Hole and Madison valleys on grizzly bear and wolf conflict issues.
Tanya received a Master of Science in social ecology at Yale University, a Master of Laws at Harvard University, and a Juris Doctor from Italy’s Universita Statale di Milano. She is a member of the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group.