Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Korgalzhyn

2012

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Korgalzhyn, is Kazakhstan’s first biosphere reserve. Situated in the north central part of Kazakhstan, the site is a complex of freshwater and saline lakes embedded in the dry steppe zone of Eurasia. Environmental degradation caused by previously unsustainable management practices are now being addressed with a number of pilot projects.

Administrative Authorities

Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Korgalzhyn Biosphere Reserve, 30/1 Aubakirova Str., Korghalzhyn Village, Korgalzhyn District, Akmola Province, 021300, Kazakhstan

(+7 716) 372 16 50 or +7 701 467 71 40

Fax

(+7 716) 372 13 01

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

49°54'00''N - 50°59'00''N

Longitude

67°53'00''E - 71°01'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

1,603,171

Core Area

543,171

Buffer Area

90,000

Transition Area

970,000

Map

Last updated: 2012

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