Inception Workshop of UNDP / GEF Project on Snow Leopard

News (News archive) | 30 янв. 2017

November 4, 2016. UNDP / GEF project on the "Conservation and sustainable use of Pamir Alay and Tien Shan ecosystems for snow leopard protection and sustainable community livelihoods" held the Inception Workshop, at which achieved results and potential partners were discussed.

Results for the first three months of the project implementation and priorities for cooperation with partners in the conservation of snow leopard’s ecosystems, and ensure sustainable livelihoods of local communities were discussed during the meeting, which was held in Dushanbe. Potential partners from such government institutions as the Committee for Environmental Protection, Forestry Agency and other establishments, and international organizations, including GIZ, Panthera and UNEP took part in the meeting (35 participants).

With the purpose of obtaining information and assessing capacities of partners, a series of field works was carried out by the UNDP/GEF project from October 05-27, 2016, in Turkestan, Kuramin, Zeravshan, Hissar-Karategin mountain ranges, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tavildara and Jirgatol districts.

The high relevance of the snow leopards’ protection issue was emphasized by the Head of Programme Unit, Assistant to UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Mubin Rustamov. In his speech, he mentioned that Tajikistan is one of the priority partners for the United Nations Development Programme, and that cooperation in the implementation of national environmental projects is strategically important.

Mr. Neimatullo Safarov, the Project Manager, made a presentation on the project goals and objectives, its components and the implementation progress. The main part of the meeting was devoted to the discussion between users of natural resources, representatives of research institutions and international organizations. One of the challenging issues, which generated keen interest among the participants, was the conflict between natural resource users and snow leopards, as well as the issues related to the need for conservation of snow leopards’ ecosystems. Valuable suggestions on project implementation were received and potential partners and areas of cooperation were identified as the result of the discussion, which would be accounted during the preparation of the work plan for 2017 and in further perspective. 

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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.

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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.

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Snow leopard conservation on the Pamir

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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)

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