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AKSU-DJABAGLY NATURE RESERVE

   In the foothills of Talasskiy Alatau range located one of the most fascinating highlights of Southern Kazakhstan - the Aksu-Dzhabagly Canyon - which is the first nature reserve in Central Asia obtained the status of UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1934.

  It has a total area of 750 sq km on the altitude from 1000 to 4000 m and gives a home to 42 species of animals including the rare snow leopard, which is in danger of extinction, 238 birds, number insects and 1300 spieces of vegetation. The one have the chance to see the bear, ibex or some rare birds.

  There are also the petroglyphs and the remains of cathedral dated to 5-7 centuries B.C. located at 3000 metres above sea level. 

Aliases: Aksu-Djarbagly, Aksu Dzharbagly, Aqsu-Djabagly.

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