Kyrgyzstan to invite Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin
23/05-2011 10:47, Bishkek – 24.kg news agency , by Julia MAZYKINA
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin will be invited to Kyrgyzstan to International conference on snow leopard rescue, reported DEUTSCHE WELLE news agency.
Members of German non-profit nature conservation organization NABU will also participate in the conference.
According to experts, nowadays, there are about 350 snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz authorities and NABU made an agreement on protection of rare animals. The program is developed for the period of 10 years. According to the leader of the NABU project in Central Asia Boris Tikhomirov, following the results of the conference, ecologists hope to implement a number of projects in nature conservancy.
Recall, the native land of the snow leopards is mountains of Central Asia (from Himalayas to Altai and Tien-Shan to Hindu Kush, and Eastern Tibet. Now, snow leopards are on the verge of extinction in all over the world. It is listed in the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.