In the Kyrgyz Republic, there is limited state support or interest for environmental monitoring, although this is vital for environmental protection. In the Kyrgyz Republic, lack of transparency, corruption, and little access to data allows violations of environmental rights and laws – for example, corrupt officials can cut down trees in public parks, people can pay bribes to hunt endangered species including snow leopards, and rubbish is thrown everywhere, even in beautiful national parks. Involving citizens in environmental monitoring, and making data accessible to the public is important to protect further violations. Do you have ideas for citizen ecological monitoring? Contact us!