Community Based Conservation of Markhor in the Tribal Areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2012 - 2013
The goal of this project is to immediately contribute to the conservation of the Endangered Markhor in northern Pakistan by building and supporting resource governance structures at the village level that will protect and sustainably manage the species. This program has now hit a tipping point – we work in over 23 communities and there is unprecedented interest across the region from communities to join this program, start up their own resource committees, deploy rangers, and protect Markhor. This interest creates a real window of opportunity to “nail down” Markhor conservation across the most important part of their range.
This project is implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society.