Snow leopards are among the rarest and most mysterious big cats on earth. There are around 350 of them left in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Large parts of the high mountainous country offer ideal living conditions for the cold-loving big cat. But snow leopards are endangered: Poaching, habitat destruction and human-wildlife conflicts are putting pressure on the shy snow leopard. Tolkunbek Asykulov is head of the NABU branch in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and reports on the way of life and traditions of the people in Kyrgyzstan and the challenges of snow leopard conservation.
With: Tolkunbek Asykulov, head of the NABU branch in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek
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