Kyrgyzstan: Harsh Winter Triggers Mass Livestock Deaths

Cattle look for anything to eat as the snow melts in early spring in the southwestern Kyrgyz village of Daroot-Korgon near the Chon-Alai range. (Photo: Michael Igoe)

Villagers in Daroot-Korgon, high in southwest Kyrgyzstan’s Chon-Alai range, can finally see the ground. But following the harshest winter in memory, many herders are facing a struggle to stay on their feet.

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Michael Igoe is a freelance reporter specializing in environmental issues in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Harsh Winter Triggers Mass Livestock Deaths

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