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Traditional Knowledge of Kyrgyz People for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

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The Kyrgyz Republic is a developing country that facing many challenging issues after transition period, on the way of building independent economy, improving well-being of nation and conserving fragile natural resources for present and future generations. The problem of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is critical due to overuse of this natural asset. Therefore adaptation of Sustainable Development Goals for the needs of country’s development is very important, especially taking into account that Kyrgyz people has a long history of sustainable coexistence with environment. In this article, the authors highlight experience and traditions of Kyrgyz people on the traditional use of natural resources. The article also provides the links between traditional knowledge of Kyrgyz people and Sustainable Development Goals and discusses how traditional knowledge can be applied in the conditions of modern world.

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