Uzbekistan is ready to begin reintroduction of the Asiatic cheetah
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced the country’s intention to begin the reintroduction of the Asiatic cheetah, which became extinct due to human impact.
This announcement was made as part of the 14th Conference of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
The President emphasized the importance of protecting migratory animal species and noted that over the past 50 years, more than 100 animal species have completely disappeared.
Uzbekistan has improved the legal framework and institutional system in the field of conservation of migratory species.
The country also tripled the number of protected natural areas and established new nurseries for breeding wild animals.
The President of Uzbekistan expressed his readiness to mobilize efforts and resources to protect migratory species during Uzbekistan’s chairmanship of the Convention in 2024–2027.
“We welcome the adoption in Samarkand of a new Strategic Plan for the period 2024–2032, which will determine the main directions of future work in this area,” said President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
It is noted that Uzbekistan also supports the development and adoption of a Program of Measures to create environmental corridors and barrier-free migration of animals.