Aili Kang is WCS China Program Director. She completed her PhD in Ecology at the East China Normal University and became interested in ungulate species in west China. She began to work in the Tibetan Plateau and Pamir region of China in 2005. From 2006, she start leading the conservation project for WCS in Changtang Grassland. Her research and projects cover the saiga antelope, Tibetan antelope and Marco Polo sheep. In 2009, she received SCB's Early Career Conservationist award for her work on conservation of mammals in the Tibetan steppe of China.