Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Ak-Zhayik

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The Ak-Zhayik Biosphere Reserve is situated on the plains of the Southern part of the Caspian depression at a negative altitude on the surface of -27m. The area is one single territory, divided by the Ural River and adjacent to the coast of the Caspian Sea, the waters of which are not included in the biosphere reserve’s total area. Ak-Zhayik mainly occupies the wetlands of Ural river delta and adjacent territories along the Caspian sea coast, one of the largest bird migration routes. The route stretches from Eurasia across the Caspian and Black seas towards Eastern Africa, rendering it a concentration site for over 240 migrating bird species. The marshy depression is partitioned by a system of delta channels, with their banks overgrown by dense vegetation, and a sea depth of up to 2m. 

Administrative Authorities

State Nature Reserve Akzhayik

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Akzhayik Biosphere Reserve, Microrayon Avangard, 102 Vladimirskaya Str., Atyrau City, 060000, Kazakhstan

(+7 712) 228 2781

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

47°10'00''N - 46°40'00''N

Longitude

51°00'00''E – 52°15'00''E 

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

340,846

Core Area

36,077

Buffer Area

104,769

Transition Area

200,000

Map

Last updated: 2014

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