The Altai mountains in southern Siberia form the major mountain range in the western Siberia biogeographic region and provide the source of its greatest rivers – the Ob and the Irtysh. Three separate areas are inscribed: Altaisky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Lake Teletskoye; Katunsky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Mount Belukha; and the Ukok Quiet Zone on the Ukok plateau. The total area covers 1,611,457 ha. The region represents the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia, from steppe, forest-steppe, mixed forest, subalpine vegetation to alpine vegetation. The site is also an important habitat for endangered animal species such as the snow leopard.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Altaisky Zapovednik and Buffer zone of Teletskoye Lake
  • Katunsky Zapovednik and Buffer zone around Belukha Mountain
  • Ukok Quiet Zone on the Ukok Plateau

Altaisky Zapovednik and Buffer zone of Teletskoye Lake

Katunsky Zapovednik and Buffer zone around Belukha Mountain

Ukok Quiet Zone on the Ukok Plateau

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Russian Federation 
Category
Natural
Name
Golden Mountains of Altai
Selection Criteria (?)
(x)
Year of Registered
1998
Keyword
Mountain, Registered in 1998