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.

Our work in Kyrgyzstan (click to enlarge)

Our work in Kyrgyzstan (click to enlarge)

The Snow Leopard Trust first began working in Kyrgyzstan in 2001. We are presently working in the country with Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan, a local organization led by our longtime Country Program Coordinator, Kubanychbek Jumabay uulu (Kuban).

Area of Snow Leopard Habitat:

Snow Leopard Population:

  • 150 – 500

Threats to Snow Leopards:

Conservation Programs:

Landscape Focus Area: We chose one landscape area (approximately 4000 km2) in each country to focus our conservation and research efforts.

  • Sarychat Ertash complex

See our latest annual report for an overview of progress with our programs in Kyrgyzstan and other program countries.