CULTURE


Altiaghaj National Park

Baku, April 15, AZERTAC

Altiaghaj National Park was established in August 2004. The National Park is located in Khizi and Siyazan districts. It was created in an area of 11. 035 hectares on the base of Altiaghaj State Natural Reserve.

The main objective of the creation of the National Park is to ensure the conservation of basic components of the natural landscape of the southeastern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, the rehabilitation of flora and fauna species, the implementation of environmental education along with tourism and recreation. Brown forest mountainous, humic carbon forest mountainous, steppe grassland mountainous, and other types of terrains are found in the National Park’s area. The climate here is moderately warm and dry both in winter and summer.

The largest river in the area is Atachay. The major part of the park is composed of areas covered with forests. The main tree species are Caucasian oak, Caucasian hornbeam, oriental beech, ash, and birch. Roe deer, brown bear, wild boar, lynx, raccoon, hair, fox, squirrel, wolf of mammals and pheasant, partridge, eagle, thrush, goatsucker are found in the National Park.

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