Foundation for ecotourism being laid in the Pamirs says UIAA Mountain Protection Award winner
Aslisho Qurboniev, 29, hails from Khorog, Tajikistan, which is nestled in the Pamir Mountains. In 2010 Quboniev founded Pamir Horse Adventure, a community-based ecotourism company that promotes and encourages sustainable tourism in the Pamirs. The organization was the recipient of the UIAA Mountain Protection Award in 2014. Qurboniev recently spoke to the UIAA about how the idea for the organization came about, how it is structured and where ecotourism is headed in Tajikistan.