Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Zhongar

2018

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This biosphere reserve is located on the northern slope of the Zhetysu Alataun Ridge and incorporates the entire range of mountain ecosystems characteristic of the Tien Shan mountains and Central Asia. The territory is of global importance as the location of the wild apple gene bank. The main economic sectors are agriculture and the industrial production of sunflower oil, flour and mineral water. Lands are mainly used for grazing and hayfields.

Administrative Authorities

Zhongar Biosphere Reserve

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Zhongar Biosphere Reserve, 74 Arychnaya Str., Sarkand Town, Almaty Oblast

(+7 728) 392 12 013

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

45°25'00''N

Longitude

80°45'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

645,548

Core Area

142,927

Buffer Area

312,721

Transition Area

189,900

Map

Last updated: 2018

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