Expansion and protection of Middle Asian gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa Guld.) habitat by rehabilitation of wood and bush vegetation and voluntary patrol of Akchechek and Karasay plots in the northern slope of Turkestan Range.
Expansion and protection of Middle Asian gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa Guld.) habitat by rehabilitation of wood and bush vegetation and voluntary patrol of Akchechek and Karasay plots in the northern slope of Turkestan Range.
Middle Asian gazelle inhabits within the bound of Margunskaja ayil okmot. According to experts, it is the last population of Middle Asian gazelle (5-6 gazelles), surviving in the northern slope of Turkistan range. The main reason of their disappearance is degradation of forage fields, refuges and poaching. The problem is complicated by locating of mentioned plot on the boundary zone and openness from Tajikistan side.

The main goal of the project is conservation and increasing of Middle Asian gazelle’s population through the rehabilitation of their habitat (planting of saxaul, pistachio, almond saplings and restricting of cattle pasturing) and organizing community based patrol. Voluntary patrolling will be stimulated by rendering uniform, horse and binoculars.
During the project implementation the following results are expected:

Environment Impact
- conservation and increasing habitats of wood and grass vegetations included into Red Data Book of Kyrgyzstan
- rehabilitation and increasing of wood and grass vegetations in the habitat and refuges of Middle Asian gazelle
Economy Impact
- gathering and processing of pistachio and almonds as an addition to traditional cattle breeding and plant cultivation
Social and Cultural Impact
- it is possible that families participated in plantings and patrolling will start treating wildlife differently-other than like an object of hunting
- it is possible poaching incidents will decrease
Actions to be undertaken by Public Association Public Foundation “Marbital”
1. Conduction of seminars and round tables.
2. Fencing the planting territory.
3. Planting saplings and seed of haloxylon, pistachio, almonds and southernwood.
4. Distribute planting lots among the local population.
5. Organize community based patrol.
6. Pass a resolution to announce this territory as community reserve.
7. Make research to find out the causes of biodiversity loss and the gazelle threats.
8. Publishing brochures and posters.
9. Information campaign
4 families of Margun village, members of PF “Marbital”, hunting experts, employees of Batken forestry will be involved in the project implementation.
The main project activity will be under way in Margun village vicinity.
The expected benefits of the project, including environmental and livelihood benefits

- eliminating the treat of endemic species included into Red Book liquidation
- supporting of additional economic activity, which promote to conservation and rehabilitation of wood-bushes and grassland vegetations
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Public Foundation “Marbital”
Country:
Kyrgyzstan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 15,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 286.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,514.00
Project Number:
KYR/SGP/OP2/Y6/CORE/2004/91
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Cropping of pistachio and almond will provide sustainability. Cropping of brushwood in the plantings and branching allow decreasing expenses on coal purchasing. Participating in the patrol will be stimulated by breed from two patrol horses.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
During training actions and information campaign it will be emphasized that enlarging of forage fields of Middle Asian gazelle is the direct contribution to preservation of global biodiversity.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 40
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 105
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 15

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Mr Nurlanbek SHARSHENKULOV
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Ms. Irina Talkambaeva
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