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Enhancing the conservation of flagship migratory mammal species of Central Asia through climate-informed management and decision making

As of: June 2021

Migratory species in Central Asia are highly vulnerable to climate change. As a result of changing migration patterns, protected areas are rendered ineffective. Changes in the use of pastures (extension of grazing periods and shifting grazing areas to higher elevations) are ex-pected to lead to increased human-wildlife conflicts. In order to increase the resilience of people and wildlife in Central Asia to climate change ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures and climate change-informed wildlife management will be tested in pilot sites. Given the focus on migratory species, a transboundary approach across the three target countries will be used. The implementation of pilot measures with economic potential and their integration into political framework documents is of particular importance. Comprehensive communication activities will communicate project results and measures to the public and to decision-makers.

Project data

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Political partner(s):
  • Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz

Implementing partner(s):
  • Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK)
  • Association of Nature Conservation Organizations of Tajikistan (ANCOT)
  • CAMP Alatoo - Kyrgyzstan
  • CAMP Tabiat - Tajikistan
  • GRID-Arendal
  • Ilbirs Foundation
  • Regional Mountain Centre of Central Asia (RMCCA) - Kyrgyzstan
  • Secretariat of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) - Deutschland
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Russia
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - USA

BMU grant:
6.000.000,00 €

02/2021  till  01/2025

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