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Independent Ecological Expertise

The initiative group registered NGO “Independent Ecological Expertise” in February 1998 in Kyrgyzstan, comprised of experienced geologists, ecologists, lawyers, journalists and specialists on interactive methods of teaching.
The Public Association «Independent Ecological Expertise» conducts its activities in the area of environmental protection legislation, ecological expertise, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development, public participation in the important decision making process, the defense of ecological rights of the citizens (representation in the court, consultations), conduct of informational campaigns, and informative and communicative activities (conference and seminar on national and international levels).

Date of Establishment:

08-Apr, 1998

Purpose of Organization:

Protection of human rights of present and future generations to a healthy life and healthy environment

GEF/SGP involvement:

In 2005 year the NGO «Independent Ecological Expertise» implemented the GEF project "Development of project to save snow leopard in the Kyrgyzstan".


The the NGO «Independent Ecological Expertise» has been involved in developing strategies, policies and programs of the Kyrgyz Republic, such as the "Comprehensive Development Framework of the Kyrgyz Republic", "National Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic”, "Country Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic", and in particular the section "Ensuring environmental safety", "National Plan of measures of FLEG to strengthen law enforcement and governance in the forestry sector of Kyrgyzstan. Also is was involved in the preparation of about 20 draft laws and regulations of the Kyrgyz Republic, including the Law on Environmental Expertise, Environmental Code, and the Law “On Technical Regulations on Environmental Safety ", Forest Code.
Realizing their rights to the favourable environment for human health and nature, the NGO «Independent Ecological Expertise» and participants of the Network on the Public Environmental Interests Protection in the Kyrgyz Republic conducted the successful lobbying campaign on the Stockholm Convention ratification. The result of this campaign became the approval of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic from July 19, 2006 ?114 on the ratification of the convention.
From June, 2010 is realized the project "Strengthening Capacities of Civil Society Organisations for National and Regional SAICM Implementation in the EECCA Region (Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan)"; National Executing Agency: "Independent Ecological Expertise", Network for Protection of Public Environmental Interests in the Kyrgyz Republic; International Executing Agency: UNITAR.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic

Contact Details
Street Address:
1 app, House 30, 7 micro-district, Bishkek City, Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone No.:
996-312-57 83 72
Fax Phone:
996-312-57 83 72
Organization founded:

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Local
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Mr Oleg Pecheniuk Key Contact Person

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