Wild Life Conservation in Wakhan National Park
This vast area of 10,985 square kilometers (Wakhan National Park) is protecting more than 70 percent of the snow leopard’s territory in Afghanistan.
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: © UNDP / S. Farhad Zalmai / 2017