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State Nature Reserves

Korchay State Nature Reserve

Name: Korchay State Nature Reserve
Year of foundation: 2008
Area (hectare): -4833.6

Established in administrative area of Goranboy region on April 1, 2008. The area covers 4833.6 ha.

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State Nature Reserve for Mud volcanoes range of Baku and Absheron peninsula

Name: State Nature Reserve for Mud volcanoes range of Baku and Absheron peninsula 
Year of foundation: 2007 
Established on August 15, 2007. 52 mud volcanoes were titled as state nature reserve. Objective in establishment of the reserve is to organize elimination of anthropogen impacts upon mud volcanoes and protection of them which located in Baku and Absheron peninsula.

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Eldar shamy State Nature Reserve

Name: Eldar shamy State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 2004 
Area (hectare): 1686 
Location: Within the territory of Samukh administrative district. 
Description: The Eldar pine-tree State Reserve was established to preserve the genetic heritage, biological diversity of ecological systems, unique forests of Eldar pine trees. The pine trees growing here are of 100-120 years old and 2-6 m high. Fauna in this…

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Shirvan State Nature Reserve

Name: Shirvan State Nature Reserve 
Location: Within the territory of Salyan and Neftchala administrative districts
Description: The reserve was established in a part of Bendovan State Nature Reserve for the purpose of protecting and increasing the number of gazelles and water birds. The area of the reserve was expanded to 25.8 thousand hectares in 1982. Water reserves account for 3.5 hectares of the area. The reser…

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Zagatala State Nature Reserve

Name: Zagatala State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1929 
Area (hectare): 47349 ha 
Location: Within the territory of Zagatala and Balakan administrative districts, on the southern micro slope in the middle part of the Major Caucasus Ridge. 
Description: Established in administrative areas of Zagatala and Balakan regions in 1929. Its area totals to 47349 ha. In During the period of its existence, the reserve…

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Turyanchay State Nature Reserve

Name: Turyanchay State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1958 
Area (hectare): 22488 
Location: Within the territory of Agdash, Oguz, Yevlakh, Gabala administrative districts, on the right bank of the River Turian-Chay. 
Description: The Turian-Chay State Reserve was established for the protection and restoration of arid-arch light forest and other natural resources; and for the localization of centers of erosi…

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Garayazi State Nature Reserve

Name: Garayazi State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1978 
Area (hectare): 9,658 
Location: Within the territory of Gazakh administrative district, on the bank of the River Kura in the Agstafa forestry. 
Description: The Gara-Yaz State Reserve for the protection and restoration of the Kura tugay forests. The Gara-Yaz reserve is in the western part of Azerbaijan. Its territory covers the flood lands of the Riv…

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Garagol State Nature Reserve

Name: Garagol State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1987 
Area (hectare): 240 
Location: Within the territory of Lachin administrative district, on the border with Goruss district of Armenian Republic. 
Description: The Gara-Gel State Reserve was established for the protection of the unique ecosystem of the rare mountain Lake Gara-Gel, which is of glacier origin and to guarantee the safety of the surrounding …

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Ilisu State Nature Reserve

Name: Ilisu State Nature Reserve 

Year of foundation: 1987 
Area (hectare): 17381,5 
Location: Within the territory of Gakh administrative district, southern slope of the Major Caucasus, between Zagatala and Ismailli reserves.

Description: The Ilisu State Reserve was established for the protection and restoration of the natural complex of the central part of southern macro-slopes of the Greater Caucasus; the p…

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Basitchay State Nature Reserve

Name: Basitchay State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1974 
Area (hectare): 107 
Location: Within the territory of Zangilan administrative district, Basut-Chay valley. 
Description: The Basut-Chay State Reserve was established for the protection of a unique plan-tree grove. In October 1980, the area of the reserve was reduced by 10 hectares. It is consisting of Quercus iberica and Caucasian hornbeam, while on…

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Gizilagach State Nature Reserve

Name: Gizilagach State Nature Reserve 
Year of foundation: 1929 
Area (hectare): 88,360 
Location: Within the territory of Lankaran administrative district, in the Great Gyzyl-Agach bay. 
Description: The Gyzyl-Agach State Reserve is situated on the southwestern coast of the Caspian on an area of 88.4 thousand hectares including 62 hectares of water area. It was established in 1929 for the protection and reproduc…

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