State Agency on Environment
Protection and Forestry under the
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic
Snow leopard or ak ilbirs – one of the most mysterious and not enough unexplored animal of wild life. Ilbirs it is not a simple beast – it is a symbol of impregnable and majestic mountains of the Kyrgyzstan, Ilbirs one of the main indicators of healthy of highland ecosystems.
There are only 12 snow-leopard countries. (Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
Currently, the world population of snow leopard is extremely threatening and today it is necessary to change the this situation and immediately make decisions on conservation of snow leopards.
In order to conserve the population of snow leopard is necessary to coordinate of efforts of all snow leopard range countries. The threat of extinction of snow leopard must be an object of attention of international community, and conservation of this animal – it is a common responsibility.
Conducting of Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in 2013 Kyrgyz Republic will give us an opportunity to make measures in effective management and increase the population of snow leopard and its habitat through adoption of Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Program.
The Global Forum will consolidate on international level the supporting of conservation ideas the snow leopard and sustainable development of highland ecosystems, one of the symbols of that is Snow Leopard.
State Agency on
Environment Protection and Forestry
of the Kyrgyz Republic