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Kyrgyzstan to host Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in August

Kyrgyzstan will host Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in August 24–25. The secretariat of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program reported.

According to it, representatives of the governments of 12 countries of the snow leopard habitat, as well as other interested countries, leaders of international and scientific institutions, donor and environmental organizations will gather at the international forum.

The exact figures are unknown, but, according to experts, the number of leopards remaining in the wild can range from 3,900 to 6,500.

«The key expected result of the meeting is a firm commitment to the financial and technical resources of all countries of the snow leopard habitat, international financial institutions, corporations and other organizations for the conservation and sustainable development of snow leopard landscapes in Asia," the secretariat noted.

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