Guryhowdan Sanctuary

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Guryhowdan Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Guryhowdan Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Guryhowdan Sanctuary
Location Ahal Province, Turkmenistan
Nearest city Asgabat
Coordinates 37°42′58″N 58°35′56″E / 37.716°N 58.599°E / 37.716; 58.599[1]Coordinates: 37°42′58″N 58°35′56″E / 37.716°N 58.599°E / 37.716; 58.599[1]
Area 15,000 ha (37,000 acres)
Established 1976

Guryhowdan Sanctuary is a sanctuary (zakaznik) of Turkmenistan.

It is part of Köpetdag Nature Reserve. Its purpose of creation is studying, preservation of all natural complex of the Central Köpetdag, maintenance of necessary conditions of dwelling and rest for migrant birds, restoration of specific structure of rare and valuable kinds of animals, in particular kulans.

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