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News of the project

February 2005 – a threat of flooding on Syrdaria (Kazakhstan). Bukhara deer from the pens in Turkestan are evacuated to Chimkent zoo.

Summer 2005 – the forecast was correct – a very strong flood both on Amudaria and Syrdaria. Deer escape from riparian forests to the high precipice of the desert. Special measures for their protection are undertaken in Amudaria (Turkmenistan), Badai-Tugai and Kyzylkumskii zapovedniks (Uzbekistan).

August 2005 –following serious preparations the first group of deer is set free in Zarafshan zapovednik. They are getting used to the free area – and a detailed monitoring of the process is carried out by our specialists.