Aydar-Arnasay Lakes system

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Aydar-Arnasay Lakes system

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  • Area: 
    527,100 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    40°46'N 67°46'E
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Aydar Arnasay Lakes System. 20/10/08; Dzhizak, Navoi; 527,100 ha; 40°47'N 067°46'E. Ornithological zakaznik (protected area). The largest reservoir of Uzbekistan, consisting of freshwater lakes situated in the middle stream of the Syrdarya river and on the irrigated massif of Golodnaya steppe and Kyzyllum desert. The site is located at the crossroads of the Afro-Eurasian and Central Asian flyways and a centre for migrating and wintering waterbirds, with more than 100 species noted. It provides habitat to threatened species like White-headed Duck Savka (Oxyura leucocephala), Sociable Lapwing (Chettusia gregaria), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Red-breasted Goose (Rufibrenta ruficollis), Lesser White-fronted Goose(Anser erytropus), andPallas Sea-eagle(Haliaetus leucoryphus) and provides an important source of food and a spawning ground for various species of fish. The main vegetations are reed communities used by local people, saltwort and tamarisk. An action plan for maintaining the stability of ecological conditions, 2008-2015, is in place. Ramsar site no. 1841. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Dzhizak and Navoi Territory

  • National legal designation: 
    • Ornithological zakaznik - Arnasay
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