This project would not be possible without the support of local and international organisations.
The University of Central Asia is a private, not for profit secular university created in 2000 through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and Khorog, Tajikistan. The curriculum combines a liberal arts and sciences education, where students study integrative majors and minors combining several disciplines.
The Mountain Societies Research Institute led by Dr. Roy Sidle is a Graduate School within the University of Central Asia (UCA) which conducts research for development with the goal to improve the well-being of mountain societies in Central Asia.
The Snow Leopard Trust is a non-governmental organisation based in Seattle and working in 5 countries of the snow leopard range: Pakistan, Mongolia, China, India and Kyrgyzstan. It was created in 1981 by Helen Freeman and aims to protect this endangered cat through community-based conservation projects that are based on an improved scientific understanding of snow leopard behavior, needs, habitats and threats. Discover more about SLT's community-based conservation programs.
The Vanishing Treasures programme aims to better understand the impact of climate change on three main mountain species, including snow leopards, to improve protection of these ever-diminishing species while supporting local mountain communities.