Securing wild tulips and pastoral communities in the Kyrgyz mountains
FFI - Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Bioresurs, National Academy of Science, Association of Forest Users and Land Users of Kyrgyzstan (AFLUK), National Pasture Users Association of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Jayity, Gareev Botanical Garden (GBG)
Europe & Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan’s wild tulips are declining due to recreational cutting and overgrazing of montane grasslands, which also threatens grazing communities’ livelihoods. The project will improve grassland management, secure threatened wild tulips populations, enhance pastoralist livelihoods and engage 2,000 people in cultural activities. Work with 300 pasture users will ensure sustainable pasture management on 500ha, tulip conservation measures on 100ha and establishment of a Sustainable Pasture Management Agreement will impact 100,000s hectares of grasslands.