Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Charyn

2018

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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.

Administrative Authorities

Charyn Biosphere Reserve

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Charyn Biosphere Reserve, 4 Kadyrbaev Str., Shonzy Town, Almaty Oblast

(+7 727) 782 1433

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

43°28'00''N

Longitude

79°10'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

239,731

Core Area

9,427

Buffer Area

117,622

Transition Area

112,681

Map

Last updated: 2018

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