Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve

Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Aqmola and Karaganda regions of Kazakhstan, located west of the city of Astana. It is part of the UNESCO heritage site Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, Ramsar site and biosphere reserve. It protects about 5432 km2 of lakes, steppes and semi deserts. The biggest lake is Lake Tengiz.
Territory Korgalzhyn State nature reserve area of 543171 hectares is one integral portion located in the Steppe of central Kazakhstan region of the Indian and Siberian-East African migration routes of migratory birds and an important wetland of international importance, not only for Kazakhstan, but also for the whole of Asia. Extensive reserve waters provide the necessary living space in the largest Asian population of wetland birds.


Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Aqmola and Karaganda regions of Kazakhstan, located west of the city of Astana. It is part of the UNESCO heritage site Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, Ramsar site and biosphere reserve. It protects about 5432 km2 of lakes, steppes and semi deserts. The biggest lake is Lake Tengiz. Territory Korgalzhyn State nature reserve area of 543171 hectares is one integral portion located in the Steppe of central Kazakhstan region of the Indian and Siberian-East African migration routes of migratory birds and an important wetland of international importance, not only for Kazakhstan, but also for the whole of Asia. Extensive reserve waters provide the necessary living space in the largest Asian population of wetland birds.
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