consisting of seven lakes
The Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve is a natural area 50 km east of the Akhtuba River, created to preserve the intact semi-desert areas of the Astrakhan Region. The reserve is located in Akhtubinsky district and is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Through the territory of the Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve, migrations of birds from the north of Siberia to wintering sites occur. Most of the near-water and waterfowl birds stop in the valley of the river Bitter, where the highly mineralized water flows. The reserve includes the Big Bogda mountain and the salty lake Baskunchak, from which about 80% of all salt is mined in Russia. Continue reading
Gobustan is an archaeological reserve in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, on the territory of the Karadag and Absheron districts, which is a plain located between the south-eastern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Caspian Sea, and a part of the cultural landscape of rock carvings located on the territory of 537 hectares .
The name “Gobustan” comes from the Azerbaijani word “gobu”, which translates as “beam”. Thus, Gobustan is the land of ravines and beams. Continue reading
The Lake District is a nature reserve in the North-West of England, founded in 1951. The Lake District is located between the borders of Scotland, Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Lancashire. For many centuries, tourists have been attracted by a beautiful landscape: mountains, valleys, lakes and waterfalls. In the Victorian era, the area became very popular as a resort area, and the current status of the national park ensures environmental protection. Continue reading