Securing wild tulips and pastoral communities in the Kyrgyz mountains


Kyrgyzstan
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Ref: 26-020

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
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)
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£309,374.00
Regions:
Europe & Central Asia
Biomes:
Temperate grassland
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Gender, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Ex situ, Species conservation
Specific Tools:
Protected areas, Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
Kyrgyzstan
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
This project will work with communities in Kyrgyzstan to protect 27 wild tulip species – a third of wild species globally. 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.


Documents:
Title: 26-020 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-020 HYR1- edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-020 AR1- edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-020 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00