List of protected areas of Kyrgyzstan

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The Protected areas of Kyrgyzstan cover 1,476,121.6 hectares and account for 7.38% of the country's total area (2017). They include

  • 10 strict nature reserves (IUCN Category I),
  • 13 – nature national parks (IUCN Category II),
  • 19 – natural monuments (IUCN Category III),
  • 45 – habitat/species management areas, therof
    • 23 – botanical reserves,
    • 8 – forest reserves,
    • 12 – game (zoological) reserves,
    • 2 – complex reserves) (IUCN Category IV).[1]

Besides, Biosphere Territory Yssyk-Kel with a status of protected area of national significance was established in 2000.

State nature reserves[edit]

No Nature Reserve Established Area, ha Province District Purpose
1 Issyk-Kul State Nature Reserve 10 December 1948 19,661 Issyk-Kul Province Tong District, Issyk-Kul District Conservation of Ramsar wetlands
2 Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve 5 March 1959 23,868 Jalal-Abad Province Conservation of biodiversity and typical landscapes and unique Sary-Chelek Lake
3 Besh-Aral State Nature Reserve 21 March 1979 112,018 Jalal-Abad Province Chatkal District Conservation of the habitat of the Menzbier's Marmot and protection of West Tien-Shan flora
4 Naryn State Nature Reserve 29 December 1983 91,023.5 Naryn Province
5 Karatal-Japyryk State Nature Reserve 1 March 1994 36,449 Naryn Province
6 Sarychat-Ertash State Nature Reserve 10 March 1995 134,140 Issyk-Kul Province
7 Padyshata State Nature Reserve 3 July 2003 30,556.4 Jalal-Abad Province Aksy District Conservation of unique Juniper forests, Red-book listed Semenov's Fir and biodiversity of Kyrgyzstan.
8 Kulunata State Nature Reserve 11 August 2004 27,434.2 Osh Province Kara-Kulja District Conservation of biodiversity, rich gene pool of Juniper-coniferous forests, flora and fauna, improved protection of biological resources.
9 Karabuura State Nature Reserve 17 June 2005 59,067 Talas Province
10 Surmatash State Nature Reserve 27 June 2009 66,194 Batken Province Kadamjay District

National parks[edit]

Nature monuments[edit]

Habitat/species management areas[edit]

Forest reserves[edit]

Game (zoological) reserves[edit]

Botanical reserves[edit]

Complex reserves[edit]

References[edit]

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