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Kurgaldzhinsky reserve – a picturesque nature conservation area in Central Kazakhstan. Extensive wetlands are habitats of curly and pink pelican, common flamingo, Savca and other rare birds. The history of the reserve began in 1968, and 50 years later, he and some other natural territories of Kazakhstan were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The reserved lands occupy the south-west of the Tengiz-Kurgaldzhinsky depression and have an area of 5432 m². On them stretched the bitter-salty drainless lake Tengiz, flowing fresh-water lake Korgalzhyn, other lakes and extended marshes. Continue reading