Biosphere Reserve Information
The Aksu-Zhabagly Biosphere Reserve is located in the north-West of Talasskiy Alatau and the south of Karatau in the West Tien Shan. It is home to 48% of regional bird species, 72.5% of vertebrates, 221 out of 254 fungi species, 63 out of 80 moss species, 15 out of vegetation types, and 114 out of 180 plant formations found in the West Tien Shan. Approximately 2,500 insect species have been recorded on the reserve.
The principal form of land use in the region is agriculture with cereal cultures (e.g. wheat and barley) grown on rain-fed areas and forage cultures (e.g. corn, clover, alfalfa) grown on irrigated arable lands. Local inhabitants breed cattle, sheep (South-Kazakh Merino), goats, horses (trotters and Donskaya breed) and poultry (chicken and turkey).
Aksu-Zhabagly State Nature Reserve, Ministry of Environment Protection, Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan – Forestry and Hunting Committee.
Aksu-Zhabagly Biosphere Reserve, 34 Abai Str., Zhabagly Village, Tyulkubas district, South-Kazakhstan Oblast, 131610, KAZAKHSTAN
(+7 725) 3855633
(+7 725) 3855565
40°56'00''N - 42°20'00''N
70°04'00''E - 71°03'00''E
Last updated: 2015