Biosphere Reserve Information

Kazakhstan

Almaty

2020

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The Almaty Biosphere Reserve is located on the Zailiysky Alatau ridge, on the watershed of several river basins featuring a number of lakes. Its wild fruit forests, predominantly consisting of wild apple trees, are home to diverse fauna. It is a popular recreational area for city dwellers from the entire region. The biosphere reserve aims to develop eco-tourism, as well as sustainable animal husbandry and agriculture, which are major sources of income in the area.

Administrative Authorities

Coordination Council
Akku Village, Talgar City
Almaty Oblast, 160400
Kazakhstan

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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