Arazboyu State Reserve

It was established with the purpose of protection and restoration of riparian forests in 1993.  The total area is 2200 hectares.

It is subordinated to Besitchay state reserve, and it was set up on the bank of Aras river in the region of Zangilan which borders on Iran in June, 1993. The length is 50km, the width is 50-100m, and in some places it is 200-250.

The main purpose in the formation of the reserve is the protection of fauna and flora. It has the climate of hot summer and mild winter.  The average climate is 20-25 degrees (10 degrees in January), 35-38 degrees in the months of June and July. The reserve has fertile clayey soil. The area consists of trees, which need more water.  The soil and climate condition offer all necessary facilities for the normal vegetation and growth of plants. The approximate count of the animals living here before the invasion was done. It became clear that there were 300 wild boars, 7 brown bears, 350 foxes, 300 jackals, 15 wolves, 70 badgers, 12 roes. Furthermore, here dwell birds: partridges, pheasants, ptarmigans, quails, drake ducks.

  1. “Nature”, Virtual Karabakh.

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