Protected Areas of Azerbaijan
Generally thanks to creation of state reserves it was possible to preserve
djeiran, leopard, mouflon, turach, ular, large-size hawks, as well as plants
like yew-tree, iron tree, boxwood, Lenqaran persimmon, azat and many other.
Reserves are presenting all landscape areas play important role in
protection of standard natural environments. Reserves protect not only
landscape areas, but sea spaces as well. Special attention is paid to
protection of Kizilghachagh ?gulf? of the Caspian Sea, Aggol and Shirvan steppe
lakes, Geigol mountain lake, Girkan reservoir, and rivers.
Currently there are 14 state reserves with total area of 191.2 hectares
(2,2% of total territory of republic) and 20 reservations functioning in
Azerbaijan. They are representing all main natural and climate landscapes and
support the protection of biodiversity of Caucasus.