Babar Zahoor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute's Conservation Ecology Center. His current project aims to model the habitat suitability of the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) across Asia using Google Earth Engine. 

Zahoor has focused his research on the human-black bear conflicts and, the activity patterns of the Asiatic black bear using camera traps. He also assessed current and future habitat suitability and built-in corridors of Asiatic black bears and other mammal and pheasant species under the effects of climate change and proposed future conservation strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Originally from Kashmir, Pakistan, Zahoor earned his Master’s degree from the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Recently, he completed his doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.