Nature reserves of Kyrgyzstan
History and pictures of Kyrgyzstan nature
The Besh-Aral Zapovednik (Bio-diversity Reserve) is situated in the Chatkal Valley of Jalal-Abad Oblast (province), 340km from Jalal Abad, and 25km from Kanysh-Kiya (Chatkal Region center). It represents a mountain region with undisturbed wild landscapes, turbulent rivers, picturesque alpine meadows and clear mountain air, as well as a great diversity of plants and animals ...
|Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Some 500km from Bishkek and 300km from Osh lies the Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve, in the Arkit Gorge, a relatively small mountain hollow in the Chaktal Mountains. It was founded in 1959 to protect and research the pristine natural landscapes of the region: lowland steppes and ridges with snow-capped peaks; rapid rivers and mountain lakes; blossoming valleys and alpine meadows (flourishing between 1,200m and 4,300m) - with their varied flora and fauna. More than 1,000 species of plants, 160 species of birds and 34 species of mammals ...