25 Aug '17, 10am

The magnificent #SnowLeopard is protected at the highest level by #CITES. Join us to #SaveSnowLeopards

The magnificent #SnowLeopard is protected at the highest level by #CITES. Join us to #SaveSnowLeopards

Statement by John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General International Snow leopard and its ecosystem conservation forum Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 23-25 August 2017 (Delivered by Sofie H. Flensborg, CITES Legal Support Officer) President Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Deputy Prime Minister, Abulyuziev, Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee. Distinguished delegates from across the 12 Range States of the snow leopard. Friends and colleagues from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and in particular the Forum co-organizers. ---- We would like to sincerely thank the President and Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for their leadership in hosting this extremely important Forum. Experts estimate that there are between 4,000 to 6,500 snow leopards left in the wild – despite the wide range of the species of over 2 million km2 . The survival of thes...

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