"Welcome to the Tajik National Park"

News (News archive) | 25 дек. 2018

In total, about 23 units of banners and signposts, 100 concrete blocks are installed along the borders of the Tajik National Park (TNP) in the Sangvor and Lyakhsh districts. Two stone sculptures of the snow leopard were also made, which will be installed close to administrative buildings of the TNP branches.

This activity was realized as part of the initiative to define and demarcate the TNP’s boundaries in these areas, implemented by the UNDP-GEF project on the conservation of snow leopard ecosystems. To enhance the conservation potential of specially protected areas in Sangvor and Lyakhsh, which are the habitat of the snow leopard, a series of practical actions are planned to support preservation of local ecosystems and protection of wild animals.

Under the project support, developed a design of and produced informational banners, which describe the uniqueness of the national park, its goals and objectives, as well as the rare species of animals and plants inhabiting its territory. In addition, the construction of 4 checkpoints has been launched at the entry points of the National Park, which contribute to strengthening the protection and suppression of poaching factors in Sangvor and Lyakhsh parts.

Held the meetings with a Chairman of the Environmental Protection Department in Rasht, Mr. Mirzo Giesov and a Head of the Agriculture Department, Mr. Abdurozyk Salomov. The main issues discussed were a state of district pastures and forests, key load factors and reasons of its degradation, approaches to restoration and rehabilitation, and possible creation of demonstration plots with the project support. They noted that a large number of livestock driven here from the southern regions of the country and the subsequent unregulated grazing are very detrimental to the condition and productivity of local pastures. Due to transfer of the lands to dehkan farms and private owners for long-term use, the issue of pasture control has become very problematic. Pasture rotation and restoration technologies are not used.

Conflict between humans and wild animals in these places is another factor that can negatively affect the population of wild predators, in particular, the snow leopard. Conducting awareness activities was determined as one of jointly work priorities in Sangvor and Lyakhsh, which could increase people knowledge and understanding of the value of wildlife conservation and approaches to harmonization with human activities.

 

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"Snow leopard - national treasure of Tajikistan"

The author tried to comprehensively explain a value of the snow leopard for both wildlife and people. The brochure describes biological and behavioral characteristics of a rare predator, its habitats, main factors threatening its population, international and national initiatives to preserve it, legends and real cases of snow leopard and villagers meetings in the Pamir and more. According to the author, he sought to change the image of a rare predator in the eyes of an audience that has a negative attitude towards the snow leopard, or knows very little about it, in order to understand how important it is for wildlife.

The full text you can find out contacting us via e-mail: biodiv@biodiv.tojikiston.com

 

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (April - June 2018)

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (April - June 2018)

The actions implemented by the project over the past quarter have made it possible to achieve significant results in improving the technical capabilities of specially protected areas’ staff and their skills in monitoring, to prepare a rationale for initiating practical actions to restore degraded pastures and forests, to increase to some extent the knowledge of local communities about the snow leopard and cause interest in its preservation, to form communication and the basis for cross-border cooperation.

For the full version, please send a request on the e-mail: biodiv@biodiv.tojikiston.com

Snow leopard conservation on the Pamir

Snow leopard conservation on the Pamir

The brochure contains the project summary and the results of working meetings with representatives of target partner organizations in GBAO project areas, describes decisions and recommendations received.

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Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (Jan.-Mar. 2018)

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (Jan.-Mar. 2018)

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