Projects in Kyrgyzstan
Since Lapis Guides was started in Kyrgyzstan, it reasons that many of our projects revolve around this amazing part of the world. We have 5 well developed mini-apps that allow you to learn about, and contribute to research being done.
Butterflies of Kyrgyzstan
Butterflies are indicator species that can give us insight into the health of ecosystems. One goal of this project is to create a GIS model of climate change vs. Parnassius sp. distribution in the Kyrgyz Ala Too Mountains. more...
Birds of Kyrgyzstan
A project that was developed specifically to provide support to the amazing work being done by Biosphere Expeditions in the Tien Shan, this app has provided the ability for citizen scientists to collect location data on over 100 species of birds. more...
Common Sandpiper - Actitus hypoleucos
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops
Cultural Heritage of Kyrgyzstan
The Tien Shan Mountains have been the home for many cultures throughout the centuries. This app endeavours to create a database of areas of cultural heritage throughout the country. To date, over 500 Petroglyphs and many ancient burial mounds throughout the country have been logged with the help of citizen scientists. more...
Petroglyph of a hunter and ibex
Taking a record of a petroglyph using Lapis Guides
Historical record of Red Deer in the Kyrgyz Ala Too
Phenology of Plants (Фенология Растений )
This app was created in conjunction with the Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science Project (KMEECS Project). It allows students in Naryn Province to collect data on various plant's phenologies throughout the year. more...
Alpine wildlfowers in the Kyrgyz Ala Too
Cysticorydalis fedtschenkoana: A rare alpine plant
Students hiking through Birch and Juniper forest
Water Organisms (Водные Организмы)
Another KMEECS Project, this was developed in order for students to accurately collect and collate data about macro-invertebrates from freshwater environments. more...
Students surveying for macro-invertebrates
Macro-invertebrates recorded in one sampling area