On October 22-23, 2013, representatives of 12 snow leopard range countries and the international conservation community will gather in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum, jointly organized by the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev and the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The objective of the Forum is to discuss urgent actions and a new global strategy to address conservation of the endangered snow leopard and its habitat in the critical ecosystems of Central Asia.
The 12 snow leopard range countries are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Forum is co-organized by Global Tiger Initiative, NABU, Snow Leopard Trust, UNDP, World Bank and sponsored by Global Environment Facility, Snow Leopard Conservancy, WWF.
Media interested in attending should contact Mr. Tologon Mamasaliev (firstname.lastname@example.org, +997 707 008833) to receive press accreditation.
Accredited media will have access to report, photograph, and record audio and video at all the conference sessions. Journalists can follow the Forum proceedings via an audio-visual feed into the media room.
For further information, please contact:
Secretariat of the Organizing Committee
Mr. Chyngyz Kochorov
+996 550 514 415
World Bank Office in the Kyrgyz Republic
Ms. Dinara Akmatbekova
+996 312 625 235
Global Tiger Initiative Secretariat
Ms. Robert Andrew Oplas
+1 202 458 1013