Köýtendag Nature Reserve, formerly Kugitang Nature Reserve, is a nature reserve (zapovednik) in the extreme east of Turkmenistan.

Established in 1986, it is located in the Köýtendag Range of Lebap Province and covers an area of 271.4 km². The reserve is home for the rare Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri).[1]

It also incorporates four sanctuaries:


  • National Program for the Protection of the Environment, Ashgabat, 2002, pp. 149-151 (in Russian)
  1. ^ Paul I. Weinberg, Raul Valdez, Alexander K. Fedosenko: Status of the Heptner's markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri) in Turkmenistan Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 78, No. 3, Aug., 1997

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