Due to the growing population of mountain communities in the highlands, conflicts with snow leopards are becoming more and more frequent. In some cases, they have already led to the killing of the strictly protected species by shepherds protecting their farm animals.
The construction of snow leopard-safe stables and implementing a compensation/insurance system is the most effective method to solve the conflict – also the project’s main goal
which is led by NABU, in cooperation with ANCOT. In the first month after the project launching, 7 villages of Bartang valley have been visited.