One Health in the Pamirs – Strengthening Cross-sectoral Partnerships in Veterinary Medicine and Conservation to Benefit Snow Leopards and Rural Livelihoods in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Principal Investigator: Martin Gilbert
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
In common with many parts of the world, the challenges facing wildlife and local communities in Central Asia are closely connected and require innovative solutions that draw on expertise from a variety of disciplines. This project seeks to strengthen an existing collaboration of international and regional experts, working to address issues that simultaneously threaten the conservation of snow leopards and other vulnerable wildlife, as well as the food security and livelihoods of local communities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Together, this multidisciplinary team of wildlife and health professionals will work together to combine local knowledge with international expertise to design solutions that meet the needs of both wildlife and local people.