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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Snow Leopard Habitat: Central Tian Shan Region of the Kyrgyz Republic

A climate vulnerability assessment for Asia High Mountains Project sites in the Kyrgyz Republic’s Central Tian Shan region. This vulnerability assessment focuses on the areas surrounding the Sarychat-Ertash State Reserve and the new Khan Tengri National Nature Park in southeast Issyk Kul Province. The assessment presents a brief overview of biodiversity and natural features of the Central Tian Shan region and examines climate change impacts on both under various future climate scenarios, with a particular emphasis given to impacts on glacial water resources. Vulnerability of development and livelihood activities to climate change is examined and possible adaptation strategies for ecosystems and livelihoods provided. (61 page Technical Report)