Köýtendag Nature Reserve

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Köýtendag Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Köýtendag Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Köýtendag Nature Reserve
LocationKöýtendag District Lebap Province,  Turkmenistan
Coordinates37°48′N 66°30′E / 37.800°N 66.500°E / 37.800; 66.500Coordinates: 37°48′N 66°30′E / 37.800°N 66.500°E / 37.800; 66.500
Area271.4 km²
Established1986

Köýtendag Nature Reserve, formerly Kugitang Nature Reserve, is a nature reserve (zapovednik) in the extreme east of Turkmenistan.

Established in 1986, it is located in the Köýtendag Range of Lebap Province and covers an area of 271.4 km². The reserve is home for the rare Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri).[1]

It also incorporates four sanctuaries:

References[edit]

  • National Program for the Protection of the Environment, Ashgabat, 2002, pp. 149-151 (in Russian)
  1. ^ Paul I. Weinberg, Raul Valdez, Alexander K. Fedosenko: Status of the Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) in Turkmenistan Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 78, No. 3, Aug., 1997

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