Behold captivating footage of elusive snow leopards❄️🐾, gracefully captured within the breathtaking expanse of Khan-Teniri State Nature Park.
These awe-inspiring images were skillfully recorded through strategically placed camera traps by the dedicated Ilbirs Staff in collaboration with the Khan-Teniri State Nature Park team, all part of the noteworthy “Central Asian Mammals and Climate Adaptation” (CAMCA) project📸.
Nestled in the heart of Kyrgyzstan, Khan-Teniri State Nature Park proudly stands as the largest of its kind in the country and the second largest in all of Central Asia, championing the cause of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem preservation🌿🦌. Encompassing an expansive territory of nearly 276 thousand hectares, this park shares borders with China and Kazakhstan, offering a vital sanctuary for a diverse array of flora and fauna.
Situated in the basin of the Sary-Jaz River, the park boasts an enchanting landscape dominated by iconic peaks like Pobeda, Khan Tengri, Voyennykh, Druzhba, 110 Let VGO, Aktau, and Maxim Gorky, making it a favored destination for alpinists seeking thrilling adventures. Moreover, within the Sary-Jaz River basin, one encounters an impressive collection of 15 five-thousanders and the largest glaciers in Central Asia🏔️.
Beyond its scenic beauty, the sustainable management of Khan-Teniri State Nature Park plays a crucial role in preserving the rich biodiversity of the high-mountain ecosystems in the Central Tien Shan region. Among the notable inhabitants are rare and endangered species such as the majestic snow leopard, the formidable brown bear, the elusive lynx, the iconic argali, graceful deer, soaring golden eagle, Himalayan vulture, and various other captivating creatures❄️🐾🐻🦅.
By safeguarding the delicate balance of this natural haven, the park contributes significantly to the conservation efforts aimed at protecting these remarkable species. The harmonious coexistence of wildlife within Khan-Teniri State Nature Park serves as a beacon of hope for the continued prosperity of the Central Tien Shan’s high-mountain ecosystems.