Zhamaat-Min-Teke CBC

Zhamaat-Min-Teke CBC

The Public Union Ming-Teke was created by the initiative of local community of Jar-Bashy village of Chon-Alai village district, which was worried about decrease and possible extinction of threatened species of animals, including hunted species.

The primary conservation management of Ming-Teke includes protection from illegal hunting by local population as well as assisting research organizations in wildlife monitoring. This research data will be the baseline for sustainable use of natural resources, including grazing, tourism, hunting and other types of income-generating activities. The sustainable use of natural resources will be conducted by the local population, which will provide them with constant livelihoods, transparency in distribution of resources and motivation to protect their resources from illegal and potentially unsustainable harvest by the outsiders.

The diversity in habitats results in the diversity of hunting species, which include ibex (Capra ibex), argali (Ovis ammon), wild boar (Sus scrofa), pheasant (Phasianus colchicus mongolicus), chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar), and Himalayan snowcocks (Tetraogallus himalayensis). A number of regionally and globally threatened species visit the area of the Conservancy such as: snow leopard (Panthera uncia), saker falcon (Falco cherrug), and cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus). There are also a number of other species of conservation interest listed in the Kyrgyz Red Data Book: brown bear (Ursus arctos), stone marten (Martes foina), bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Eurasian griffon (Gyps fulvus), and Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo).

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