• publish: 15 September 2015
  • time: 9:39 am
  • category: International
  • No: 1259

Kyrgyzstan to host seminar to discuss saving of endangered wildlife in Central Asia

Representatives of law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia will meet on September 17-18 in Bishkek for a two-day seminar.

The aim of the seminar is to assess the opportunities and gaps in the control and monitoring of wildlife crimes at the national, regional and international levels.

They will discuss the conservation of the snow-leopard and its ecosystems.

During the seminar, participants will also develop a joint strategy on how to use the knowledge and experience of all relevant institutions and joint efforts to solve the problem with the illegal poaching and its consequences.

The seminar organized in close cooperation with INTERPOL is conducted in order to understand the extent of the illegal trade in the region, to explore the existing legal framework, identify gaps and estimate the number of convictions.

Key partners in the preparation of the upcoming event are the Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of Kyrgyzstan, the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Plan (GSLEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), INTERPOL and other.


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