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Foreigners Allowed To Hunt Endangered Species In Uzbekistan

  • RFE/RL's Uzbek Service

It includes endangered species such as the snow leopard and Bukhara deer, as well as rare antelopes and other animals.

It includes endangered species such as the snow leopard and Bukhara deer, as well as rare antelopes and other animals.

Uzbekistan is allowing foreigners to hunt animals, including rare and endangered species, in exchange for cash.

Tour companies are advertising the opportunity after the government adopted a resolution on October 20 allowing foreigners to hunt in the Central Asian state.

A list of animals that it is permitted to be hunted, along with prices, was made public on October 27.

It includes endangered species such as the snow leopard and Bukhara deer, as well as rare antelopes and other animals.

Foreigners must pay between $1,000 and $20,000 for each animal killed.

A Tashkent tour company employee told RFE/RL on October 30 that his firm was offering to help prepare hunting licenses for foreigners, who are expected to bring their own guns to Uzbekistan.

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