Dr. Tom Gray is a conservation biologist based in South East Asia since 2005. Graduate of the bird-watching mecca that is the University of East Anglia he first came to Cambodia to undertake PhD work on the conservation and ecology of Bengal Florican in the Tonle Sap grasslands. He subsequently led the species and protected area work of WWF Greater Mekong managing conservation research projects and mentoring local students in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. He joined Wildlife Alliance in June 2016. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications on the status and conservation needs of the regions threatened mammals and birds and is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission A.