Bishkek, March 7, 2018 / Kabar /. The Fourth World Forum for conservation of snow leopard and its ecosystems is expected to be held for the third time in Kyrgyzstan, the UN headquarter in New York announced this, where the International Forum for Protection of Wild Cats was completed.
Within the framework of the Forum, Head of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry Abdykalyk Rustamov held a meeting with Secretary General of CITES John Scanlon and the Executive Director of the Panther and with representatives of World Conservation Society Frederic Launay.
"The World Forum for conservation of snow leopard and its ecosystems held in Kyrgyzstan back in 2013 and 2017 allowed the countries of the snow leopard habitat to not only jointly discuss with the International partners the existing problems, but also to take agreed measures to preserve the population of these rare cats," Rustamov said.
Rustamov specifed that the International Forum on the UN fields will give an additional impetus to the activation of global efforts aimed at preserving wild cats, including the snow leopard population.
"The conservation and increase of the snow leopard population is one of the main tasks for all of us today. It is gratifying that the world community shares our concern about the threat of the snow leopard disappearance," Rustamov added and expressed Kyrgyzstan's readiness to adopt the Fourth World Forum for conservation of the snow leopard and invited the interested sides to take an active part in its work.
Current International Forum for Protection of Wild Cats is held with participation of the President of the General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, representatives of diplomatic missions of snow leopard countries, public figures, leaders and representatives of international and public organizations.