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Pirkulli state nature reserve

Pirkulli state nature reserve organized in 1968 with the purpose of protection of characteristic natural complex and landscapes Samakhly plateau - one of the beautiful regions of the south-east part of the Greater Caucasian range. Area of the reserve is 1521 hectares, most part of it - forest tract where 45 rare and endemic species are to be found such as yew berry (Taxus baccata). From predator mammals brown bear, wolf, jackal, fox wild cat, lynx, badger, forest and stone marten, weasel, raccoon inhabit in forests. Striped hyena is also to be found - rare species for all Caucasian fauna. Wild boar and roe deer, notably deer live here.

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Eco-Agrotourism in South Caucasus, 2002