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
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Gender, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Ex situ, Species conservation
Protected areas, Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
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.