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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Saryarka is a region of steppe and lakes in northern Kazakhstan. It comprises the Naurzum State Nature Reserve and the Korgalzhyn State nature Reserve. Together, the entire area covers 450,344 hectares of wetlands.


Steppe of Central Kazakhstan
Steppe of Central Kazakhstan
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Saryarka is an important wetland area for migratory birds. The Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is famous for its pink flamingoes. Some 15 to 16 million birds make use of the wetlands of Saryarka every breeding season. They include many endangered species that migrates to the area from Africa, Europe and South Asia.

In addition to birds, the steppe and lakes of Saryarka is also home to a rich variety of wildlife from wolves and marmots to the critically endangered Saiga antelope.

Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Quebec City, Canada, on 2 - 10 July, 2008.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N50 25 60 E69 11 20
Inscription Year: 2008
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X
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