ISLAMABAD, July 14 (TNS): Pakistan will actively participate in International Snow Leopard Conservation Summit going to be held in August 2017 in Kyrgyzstan, said Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Friday
He was talking with Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan, Erik Beishembiev at the Ministry of Climate Change here.
He informed that, “Actions are being taken in Pakistan for conservation of Snow Leopard and the population of Snow Leopard is increasing due to these efforts.”
Zahid underscored that, “Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have brotherly relations.”
Meanwhile Inspector General Forest Syed Nasir Mehmood told the Ambassador that, “Trophy Hunting is playing a great role for conserving Markhor population in Pakistan due to financial benefits for local communities attached to trophy hunting. Academia and from Quid-i-Azam University and IUCN are conducting research on different features of snow leopard including habitat, DNA, ecosystem.”
The Ambassador emphasized to increase trade relations between both the countries to get benefits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He highlighted that, “Kyrgyzstan is part of ‘One Belt One Road’ which has reduced distance and cost for trade between Pakistan and Kyrgyz Republic.”
He further said, “Kyrgyzstan is home to many exports like dry fruits, meat which can source of increasing trade relations between both countries.”
Both countries agreed to increase bilateral relations and make snow Leopard Conservation Summit a successful event.