The transnational property is located in the Tien-Shan mountain system, one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Western Tien-Shan ranges in altitude from 700 to 4,503 m. It features diverse landscapes, which are home to exceptionally rich biodiversity. It is of global importance as a centre of origin for a number of cultivated fruit crops and is home to a great diversity of forest types and unique plant community associations. 

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13 sites in this World Heritage

  • Karatau State Nature Reserve (Kazakhstan)
  • Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – main part
  • Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – Karabastau paleontological area
  • Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – Aulie paleontological area
  • Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Boraldaitau area
  • Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Irsu-Daubabin area
  • Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Sairam-Ugam area
  • Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve
  • Besh-Aral State Nature Reserve – main part
  • Besh-Aral State Nature Reserve - Shandalash area
  • Padysha-Ata State Nature Reserve
  • The Chatkal State Biosphere Nature Reserve – Maidantal area
  • The Chatkal State Biosphere Nature Reserve – Bashkizilsay area

Karatau State Nature Reserve (Kazakhstan)

Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – main part

Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – Karabastau paleontological area

Aksu-Jabagly State Nature Reserve – Aulie paleontological area

Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Boraldaitau area

Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Irsu-Daubabin area

Sairam-Ugam State National Nature Park – Sairam-Ugam area

Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve

Besh-Aral State Nature Reserve – main part

Besh-Aral State Nature Reserve - Shandalash area

Padysha-Ata State Nature Reserve

The Chatkal State Biosphere Nature Reserve – Maidantal area

The Chatkal State Biosphere Nature Reserve – Bashkizilsay area

DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan 
Category
Natural
Name
Western Tien-Shan
Selection Criteria (?)
(x)
Year of Registered
2016
Keyword
Registered in 2016