The Forum

The Forum

This high-level event aims to further strengthen the range countries’ ongoing effort to protect the snow leopard and to galvanize international support for their ambitious plan of securing 20 snow leopard landscapes by the year 2020.

If you’d like to register as a participant in the forum, please fill out this participant form and send it to along with a copy/scan of your passport and a picture of yourself.

Key locations of the Snow Leopard Forum

Bishkek’s Manas International Airport is located 25 km northwest of the city center. It is served by several international airlines, including Pegasus Airlines (from Istanbul), Turkish Airlines (from Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar), Air Astana (from Almaty and Astana), Flydubai (from Dubai) and Aeroflot (from Moscow).

Airport transfer to hotels for official delegations and forum participants will be arranged. Each participant must fill out special form above and apply information about date and time of arrival/departure from Bishkek.



State Residence “Ala-Archa”


Sponsored delegates from range countries are staying at Jannat Regency Hotel. If you would like to book additional rooms for non-sponsored members of a range country delegation at Jannat Hotel, please contact Mr. Emil Turusbekov, logistics specialist:

For all other participants in the Forum, a number of convenient business hotels in downtown Bishkek are offering special rates: Hyatt Regency, Ambassador, Orion, and Club Hotel Dostuk.

To make a booking, please email the hotels directly (addressed below). In the email, mention that you are participating in the Global Snow Leopard Forum, and inform them of the number and type of room(s) you require, the number of nights you’re staying, and the names of all persons staying in the room(s). 

On August 24th, there will be shuttle buses for all participants to Jannat Regency Hotel at 8:30am from Hyatt, Ambassador, Orion and Dostuk Hotels.


Hyatt Regency Hotel:

Deluxe King Rooms: $180 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Queen Club Room: $215 per night/person, incl. Regency Club benefits
Club Deluxe King Room: $235 per night/person, incl. Regency Club benefits
Executive Suite Room: $682 per night, incl. breakfast 

Click here to book a room at Hyatt Regency via email

Ambassador Hotel:

Single Room: $91 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Double Room: $104 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Attache Suite: $208 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Luxury Suite: $260 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Consul Suite: $299 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Ambassador Suite: $318 per night/person, incl. breakfast

Click here to book a room at Ambassador Hotel via email

Orion Hotel:

Deluxe King: $100 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Deluxe Twin: $150 per night/room (2 guests), incl. breakfast
Executive Suite: $200 per night/room, incl. breakfast
Orion Suite: $220 per night/room, incl. breakfast
Presidential Suite: $1,000 per night/room, incl. breakfast

Click here to book a room at Orion Hotel via email 

Club Hotel Dostuk :

Single Room: $50 per night/person, incl. breakfast
Double Room: $70 per night/room (2 guests), incl. breakfast
Single Luxury: $110 per night/room, incl. breakfast
Double Luxury: $130 per night/room (2 guests), incl. breakfast

Click here to book a room at Club Hotel Dostuk via email  


Before the official proceedings, press tours into snow leopard habitat will be offered for interested journalists. Press tours are offered to: 

Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary

Tokmok (Day trip from Bishkek, August 22).

Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary is a former hunting concession that is now co-managed as a wildlife reserve by the Kygyz government and a coalition of conservation NGOs incl. Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan and the Snow Leopard Trust. Shamshy’s wildlife includes snow leopards, ibex, lynx, marmots and many other alpine species.

Snow Leopard Rehabilitation Center

Ananyevo / Issyk-Kul (Overnight trip from Bishkek, August 22-23).

Managed by German conservation organization NABU, the Snow Leopard Rehabilitation Center near the shores of lake Issyk-Kul provides a safe haven for cats and other animals that have been seized or recovered from poachers. Some of them, like the snow leopards, can’t be released back into the wild. The center was opened in 2002, after NABU’s anti-poaching unit, Gruppa Bars, first confiscated an injured snow leopard that needed care. 

Ala Archa National Park

Chuy (Day trip from Bishkek, August 23).

The Ala Archa National Park is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, established in 1976 and located approximately 40 km south of the capital city of Bishkek. The park’s fauna includes the elusive snow leopard, wild goats, roe deer and marmots.

If you’re a journalist who’s interested in covering the summit and/or attending a press tour, please get in touch with us:  

The 2017 International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum in Bishkek is organized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Secretariat of the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) is the lead partner in implementing the Forum. 

Strategic partners include the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Snow Leopard Trust (SLT), Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Timeline of the GSLEP process

August 25

The 2017 Global Forum

Leaders from snow leopard range countries meet again in Bishkek to take stock of the progress and set priorities for the coming years.
August 2

Pre-Forum Expert Meeting

Senior officials from all snow leopard range countries meet in Bishkek to finalize the agenda and policy documents for the 2017 Global Forum.
January 25

GSLEP Steering Committee Meeting, Nepal

High-level delegations from all twelve snow leopard range countries met in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss progress and address joint priorities.
April 23

Workshop on Management Planning and Mapping

Country delegates and experts gather in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a workshop on creating snow leopard landscape management plans.
October 1

Strategy Against Wildlife Trade

Central Asian countries develop a regional enforcement strategy to combat illegal wildlife trade in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Please get in touch if you have any general questions about the International Snow Leopard Forum 2017.



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