Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Aksu-Zhabagly

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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). 

Administrative Authorities

Aksu-Zhabagly State Nature Reserve, Ministry of Environment Protection, Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan – Forestry and Hunting Committee.

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Aksu-Zhabagly Biosphere Reserve, 34 Abai Str., Zhabagly Village, Tyulkubas district, South-Kazakhstan Oblast, 131610, KAZAKHSTAN

(+7 725) 3855633

Fax

(+7 725) 3855565

E-mail

Location

Latitude

40°56'00''N - 42°20'00''N

Longitude

70°04'00''E - 71°03'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

357,734

Core Area

131,934

Buffer Area

25,800

Transition Area

200,000

Map

Last updated: 2015

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