Shirin Mukhametkadyr Kyzy manages Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program in Kyrgyzstan. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in ecotourism from Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics (BAFE) in Kyrgyzstan and also spent a year at University College of Southeast Norway, Bø. These studies progressively drew her to wildlife conservation, which she is deeply committed to. Shirin’s main area of work is the development and support of community-based conservancies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as promotion of ecotourism in those countries to provide incentives for local people to protect the natural environment and achieve effective, long-term conservational outcomes. She also coordinates the Tajik Women and Conservation Initiative—a project started in 2017 by Panthera and the Association of Nature Conservation Organizations of Tajikistan (H&CAT)—which aims to train women as rangers and guides for conservancies. Shirin is also H&CAT’s tourism coordinator in Kyrgyzstan.
Panthera Kyrgyzstan Snow Leopard Program Manager
Tourism Coordinator for Kyrgyzstan in H&CAT.
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