On September 21, 2020, Aigine CRC began field research in Konduk village as part of the project “Integration of traditional practices and scientific methods, strengthening the capacity of local specialists and raising awareness of residents for the conservation of biodiversity and ecology (Kulun-Ata reserve, Konduk village, Osh region)”.

The main expert of the project, Aibek Samakov, trains local residents in methods of collecting material about sacred animals, plants and places of the Kulun-Ata reserve and Alai-Kuu valley, as well as analyzes the materials already collected by local residents. One of the main objectives of the project is to mobilize indigenous people and local mechanisms to protect the environment.

As part of the field work, project experts will conduct trainings on biodiversity, sustainable development, climate change and human impact on the environment, as well as on composting. Rural schoolchildren and villagers will participate in the trainings