This summer, the WCS field team with government staff and community field guides had a 2-week long reconnaissance survey mission in Shahri Buzurg district, in northeastern Afghanistan. The team mostly concentrated in northern Shahri Buzurg along the Panj River, where it is considered part of the historical range for Markhor and other large mammals. The team carried out interviews with local communities, raising public awareness about wildlife and natural resources among these communities. The team conducted field visits in the mountains, and met with government officials, community leaders, CDCs, and Arbabs in the area and briefed them about the importance of wildlife in their areas.
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