Community-based conservation of Markhor in the tribal areas of Gilgit-Baltistan
Image credit: Grahm Jones
Project

Community Based Conservation of Markhor in the Tribal Areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Duration
2012 - 2013
Location
Pakistan
Species protected
Markhor Capra falconeri

Project objectives

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.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Human-wildlife conflict

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion

Poaching