Wild Life Conservation in Wakhan National Park
Wakhan is home to some of very rare animals including, snow leopard, ibex, urial, brown bear, marmot and marco polo sheep. Regular poaching has put some of these rare species in endangered list. UNDP, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Afghanistan and local people help to protect these valuable animals.
UNDP, through a five-year Biodiversity Project, funded by GEF, hand-in-hand with the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and livestock (MAIL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society, will:
- Boost biodiversity by supporting the co-management of these areas by government agencies and local people.
- Promote sustainable land management so that local people can derive maximum benefit from natural resources at minimum cost to the environment.
Photo: © WCS