Great Altay Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Kazakhstan / Russian Federation)

This reserve is composed of the Katunskiy biosphere reserve (Russian Federation, designated in 2000) and the Katon-Karagay biosphere reserve (Kazakhstan, designated in 2014). With a total surface of over 1.5 million ha, the area is used for livestock rearing, grazing, red deer farming, fodder production and apiculture by its 24,400 inhabitants. Tourism, hunting, fishing, and the collection of non-timber forest products are also widespread.

Designation Date: 2017
Administrative Authorities:
Total surface area:  1,543,807 ha
Core area(s): 269,822 ha
Buffer zone(s): 711,070 ha
Transition area(s): 562,915 ha

Midpoint: 49°31'22"N - 89°01'24"E


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Last updated in June 2017

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