Wildlife and tourism in Tajikistan

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Markhor

The Tajik markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) can still be found in Shuroobod and in the Darvaz range, but is likely completely extinct in other areas.

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The Markhor is considered Near Threatened according to the red list of IUCN

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Urial sheep

The urial sheep (Ovis vignei) can still be found in some sparse areas, mainly close to the Wakhan corridor and in some valleys of Shoroobod.



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Marco Polo sheep

The Marco Polo sheep (Ovis amon polii) are mainly found on the highlands of the Eastern Pamirs

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Ibex

The Central Asian ibex (Capra sibirica) is widely distributed in all mountain regions of Tajikistan. You might find them on the highlands of the Eastern Pamirs, on the ridges of the narrow valleys of the Western Pamirs, and even in the northern areas, from Hissor to Zarafshon.

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Snow leopard

The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is one of the most discreet and rare animals of the tajik mountains. It can virtually be found in many mountain ranges in Tajikistan but accounts about it diverge and there is only little certitude about its presence in some areas.

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The Snow leopard is considered endangered according to the red list of IUCN

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