Protected areas of Turkmenistan include nine nature reserves (zapovednik)[1] and 13 sanctuaries (zakaznik) with a total area of 19,750 km2 or more than 4% of Turkmenistan's territory.

A map is available.[2]

Nature reserves


Total area of sanctuaries is 11,560 km2 (2.6% of Turkmenistan's territory).


  1. ^ "Nature Reserves of Turkmenistan :: About Turkmenistan Reserves". Oriental Express Central Asia. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Turkmenistan map". Turkmenistan.orexca.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

Further reading

  • National Program for the Protection of the Environment, Ashgabat, 2002, pp. 149-151 (in Russian)

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