Afghanistan moving on environment

Who would have guessed that a conservation movement was forming there? They will need money to build it out but what a great start. After the chaos of decades of war, programs like this are critical to protect wildlife such as the magnificent snow leopard. (hat tip Cat) BBC:

Afghanistan has published its first list of threatened wildlife that can no longer be hunted or harvested.

The list, compiled by the country’s National Environment Protection Agency (Nepa), includes 20 mammal species, seven birds and four plants.

Officials hope to expand the number of protected species to as many as 70 by the end of the year.

The first wave of creatures to receive protection includes snow leopards, wolves and brown bears.


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