International snow leopard conservation forum kicked off in the Ala-Archa state residence near Bishkek on Friday.
Heads of delegations of countries where snow leopards live are expected to adopt the Bishkek Declaration 2017 "Caring for the snow leopard and mountains — our ecological future."
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will deliver a speech along with Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, the Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, the Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, Cihan Sultanoglu.
The delegations will also be given a platform for words.
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