Delegates from 10 of the 12 snow leopard range countries came together in June 2014 to identify at least 20 mountain landscapes across Asia to be protected through intensive conservation efforts and green economic growth over the next 6 years. The delegates gathered at the pristine Lake Issyk Kul in the lap of the Kyrgyz Tien Shan Mountains. This was a follow up to the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum held in October 2013, under the leadership of Almazbek Atambaev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The workshop was the first follow up collective action by the 12 range countries after adopting the Bishkek Declaration and the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Protection (GSLEP) Program during the Forum.
More than 40 delegates participated in this workshop held from 5-11 June, which included intensive sessions on landscape identification, management planning, law enforcement, and conservation leadership. Various organizations played a role, including the State Agency of Environment and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Global Tiger Initiative, the World Bank, Snow Leopard Trust, Snow Leopard Network, United Nations Development Programme, World Wide Fund for Nature, and NABU.