Learn about wildlife and conservation at Tajik National Park
At Tajik National Park you will discover incredible wildlife and magestic landscapes.
Due to an almost non-existent human presence and high altitudes, wildlife is king in the Pamir region. Rare species of birds, fish and mammals live here, and many of them are endangered.
The Marco Polo Sheep population declined dramatically in the last century, until it reached a dangerous low point. After years of protection, the hunting of the Marco Polo sheep is now carefully regulated. The Tajik National Park is also home to the magnificent snow leopard, a rare wild cat which can be spotted here.
Other wildlife species are run freely through the park and can easily be encountered. Don’t forget to keep your distance and be respectful of the wildlife and environment during your visit to Tajik National Park.
Several reserves, conservation areas and refuges are present within the park. The Association of Nature Conservation Organizations of Tajikistan (ANCOT) supports community-based actions and tourism-based initiatives which are conducted to allow the preservation of local wildlife. Tours are even organized by the ANCOT to give you the chance to travel responsibly in the Tajik National Park.