Kyrgyzstan is a small, mountainous country in the heart of Central Asia. Many of the Kyrgyz people make a living as nomadic herders, but high levels of poverty lead to conflict between humans and snow leopards.
The Snow Leopard Trust first began working in Kyrgyzstan in 2001. We are presently working together with our Country Program Coordinator, Kubanychbek Jumabay uulu (Kuban) to create a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to snow leopard conservation in the country.
Area of Snow Leopard Habitat:
Snow Leopard Population:
- 150 – 500
Threats to Snow Leopards:
Landscape Focus Area: We chose one landscape area (approximately 4000 km2) in each country to focus our conservation and research efforts.
- Sarychat Ertash complex