Sarychat-Ertash Reserve is a flagship protected area, located high in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. This 150,000-hectare nature reserve is a key site for snow leopards, and is also home to other important alpine species such as Marco Polo sheep and ibex. In consultation with both local and foreign experts, FFI supported reserve staff in developing a management plan for Sarychat-Ertash (the first such plan in Kyrgyzstan) and is now supporting implementation of that plan. Ongoing activities include patrolling, community outreach and education, conservation training and biological surveys and monitoring.
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Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia, is blessed with beautiful wild and mountainous landscapes, exceptional wildlife, a rich culture and a deeply generous and hospitable people.