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...

Chazara heydenreichi_July 30_side

Chazara heydenreichi

Nymphalis xanthomelas_open

Nymphalis xanthomelas

Parnassius apollo_July 25_spread

Parnassius apollo

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

Common Sandpiper - Actitus hypoleucos

Little Ringed Plover Standing

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

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