The Vanishing Treasures programme is tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis in three mountain regions home to iconic and endangered species – Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan), Bhutan, and the Virungas (Rwanda/Uganda).

In seeking to conserve these iconic species, this acts as an umbrella approach to conserve the wider mountain habitats and landscapes, including the prey species, whilst also strengthening the resilience of the mountain communities living there.

Through the experience gained at the national and regional levels, the Vanishing Treasures programme will also seek to raise awareness and knowledge of the linkages between climate change and biodiversity/wildlife at the international level. This includes engaging through the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework process to support further policy change for the benefit of mountain biodiversity globally.