Charyn Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Situated in the inter-montane basin of Ili, in the southeast of Kazakhstan, this biosphere reserve unites the canyon-like valley of the Charyn river with relict ash forest, deserts and steppes typical of Central Asia. The floristic diversity includes some 1,000 species of higher vascular plants. The fauna is rich and diverse. While agriculture has long been the main economic activity in the region, tourism has been developing for several years alongside cattle breeding and horticulture.

 

Designation date: 2018

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Networks

Regional network: South and Central Asia MAB Network (SACAM)

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    Description

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    Surface :
    239,731 ha

    • Core area(s) : 9,427 ha
    • Buffer zone(s) : 117,622 ha
    • Tansition zone(s): 112,681 ha

    Location

    • Central point: 43°28'N - 79°10'E

    Administrative authorities

    Contact

    Charyn Biosphere Reserve

    Address: 4 Kadyrbaev Str., Shonzy Town, Almaty Oblast

    Tel: +7 727 782 1433

    Email: nept61@mail.ru
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    Last updated: October 2018