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Darshanjit Singh Narang has worked in the conservation field both locally and in the wider Caribbean for eight years. Darshanjit acquired a master's degree in Tropical Biodiversity with a distinction at the University of the West Indies, where he also holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Management with Marine Biology. For his master’s thesis, he documented the distribution of an introduced species of capuchin monkey in Trinidad. He first worked as an ecologist in Trinidad where he managed and conducted environmental impact assessments, ecological surveys, and environmental monitoring projects. He was then employed as the protected areas manager in the Turks and Caicos Islands where he was responsible for the overall management of the islands' protected areas. Mr. Narang is currently employed as the Head of the Biodiversity Unit at the Environmental Management Authority in Trinidad and Tobago where he declares and manages Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Environmentally Sensitive Species such as the West Indian manatee, the Trinidad piping-guan and the ocelot. He also develops and facilitates the implementation of management plans and enforces restrictions on the use of these areas and species, through a network of NGO's, CBO's and sister agencies.