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 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:
- Snow Leopard Enterprises
- Conservation Education Programs
- Annual Eco-Camps
- Research Cameras & Snow Leopard Ecology Studies
- Ranger Rewards Program
Landscape Focus Area: We chose one landscape area (approximately 4000 km2) in each country to focus our conservation and research efforts.
- Sarychat Ertash complex