Time for cooperation has come – Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for transboundary nature conservation

Efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations with Uzbekistans’ neighbouring countries are fruiting and impact cooperation in conservation in Central Asia.

From 7-9 November the GIZ conducted in Samarkand the 2nd workshop on cooperation in transboundary conservation between the governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Michael Succow Foundation contributed with its vast expertise in transboundary conservation efforts from more than 20 years of engagement, always promoting conservation along ecosystem and not national borders.

The workshop was attended by representatives of the Committees on forestry and ecology as well as protected area administrations along the international demarcation lines of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The amount of fields of transboundary cooperation are manifold and the readiness to discuss and negotiate conservation measures beyond borders became evident.

The series of workshops on transboundary cooperation in conservation is implemented by GIZ under the project “Regional Programme for Integrative and Climate-sensitive Land Use in Central Asia” financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).