The proposed Little Pamir protected areas harbour Afghanistan’s largest populations of Marco Polo sheep. transboundary populations shared with China, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The area is one of WWF’s Global 200 ecoregions; i.e., one of the 200 most important ecoregions in the world. Band-e-Amir is Afghanistan’s only formally recognized protected area. By establishing Ajar as Wildlife Reserve and the Corridor as a protected landscape, a large area of northern Hazarajat will be brought under protection ensuring connectivity.