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Kyrgyzstan - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

Kyrgyzstan is a mostly mountainous country, and covers a vast array of climatic habitats, ranging from polar to subtropical to temperate ecosystems, and providing the country with rich biological resources. With only 0.13% of the world’s landmass, Kyrgyzstan has 1% of the world’s known species. Species richness includes: 3,786 higher plants; 75 fish species; 4 amphibians; 33 reptiles; 368 birds and 83 mammals (including the Snow leopard, which is of spiritual significance to the Kyrgyz culture)... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

System of protected areas existing in Kyrgyzstan was formed 55 years ago, and there are 85 various objects forming a network of protected areas today; total area is 905 thousand hectares or 4.5 % of the republican territory.

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The overall objective of Kyrgyzstan’s NBSAP is the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity for socio-economic development. It provides a framework for biodiversity conversation, outlines mechanisms to deal with current issues regarding the protection and use of natural resources, and serves as an integrated action plan, giving precise details, time-scales, budgets and targets... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 target is set within the nation’s Comprehensive Development Framework of the Kyrgyz Republic to 2010 (CDF). This programme sets out goals and trends for sustainable development. Main provisions of this document are aimed at creating specific measures required to make improvements in the political, social and economic situation... More »

Initiatives in Protected Areas

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the Law “On Protected Areas” was adopted and entered into force as of May 28, 1994. There are definitions of various categories of protected areas but there is no explanation of the guidelines. Other documents on this topic are not developed.

Initiatives for Article 8(j)

Kyrgyzstan is developing a draft law for research and use of traditional knowledge as well as capacity-building for indigenous peoples. The Republic has not yet developed a national plan for the study and preservation of traditional knowledge, despite the fact that there are more than 40 tribes with a rich and proud heritage... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Sabir Atadjanov
CBD Primary NFP
Director
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Djoldubaj Kojogulov
CHM NFP
Mr. Kylychbek Jundubaev
Protected Areas NFP
Ms. Cholpon Alibakieva
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Sabir Atadjanov
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Ms. Baglan Salykmambetova
BCH NFP

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