The extraordinary natural assets of the Tianshan Mountains and Lake Issykul and the welcoming culture of the Kyrgyz herders invite visitors to discover Kyrgyzstan through ecotourism.
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Hajekber Serikbol leads a pastoralist community that calls itself the “friendship community”, living in the western foothills of Mongolia. The community members regard themselves as custodians of the rangelands. This film is part of the Global Call to Action for legal recognition of land tenure by indigenous and local communities. Credit: Land Rights Now (2018)
Ecological club of pastoralist children & youth who attended the World Nomad Games 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. Credit: Aykur Films / Rural Development Fund / Snow Leopard Conservancy.
Challenges faced by herders in North Gobi region, Bayankhongor Province, Mongolia, caught between economic dependency on cashmere and impacts of climate change, seen through the eyes of three herders. Credit: Pearly Jacob / Humus Fonds pour la Biodiversité.
The same herders in North Gobi (as in "A cashmere story") talk about how they have made cashmere production more sustainable, to ensure the future of their traditional livelihood and better protect their changing environment. Credit: Pearly Jacob / Sustainable Cashmere, AVSF Mongolia.