In Uzbekistan the edge of the snow leopard’s range is represented by boundary areas of two independent, unconnected groups – Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alai.
Both populations occupy territories, which are developed as the result of extensive economic activity (Western Tien-Shan) and are under the control of frontier troops creating a new destabilizing factor.
The range in Uzbekistan represents the extreme western boundary of the Snow Leopard’s area of occurrence, and the state of its core Tien-Shan and Pamir populations depends also on the status of boundary areas. The satisfactory status of the species in the peripheral parts of the range can be considered as indicator of well-being of population as a whole.
At the same time, the peripheral nature of Snow Leopard distribution in Uzbekistan, as well as the influence of some negative factors cause a high degree of species vulnerability and dictate the necessity of taking urgent protective measures.
Tasks of national strategy on Snow Leopard conservation is the clarification of problems of species survival in modern conditions and development of main principles for resolving questions of species conservation, constructing of information network for gathering and sharing data on the status of populations of threatened species, and creation of a base for the permanent cooperation among all interested stakeholders at regional, national and international levels.
National Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Plan:
Download as PDF: Uzbekistan_NSLEP
Designated National Focal Point:
Mr. Aleksandr Grigoryants
Deputy Chief, BioControl
State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection
Honorable Mr. Nariman M. Umarov
Head of the State Environmental Protection Committee