Shirvan National Park in Azerbaijan
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Shirvan National Park in Azerbaijan is surrounded by two other protected state reserves, Shirvan State Nature Reserve and Bandovan State Natural Sanctuary. Shirvan National Park is mainly set up to protect the Goitered Gazelle and water birds found in this lowland area.
The area that Shirvan National Park is protecting used to be a part of the Caspian Sea, namely the bottom of it, and the climate is hot and dry leading to desert like conditions. This has created a specfic flora that has adjusted to the saline conditions in the area.
Due to the wetlands there is also great opportunity to see nesting and migratory birds in the area. However, the main focus is the Persian Gazelle, which has the world’s largest population.
Shirvan National Park is near to the Gobustan State Reserve (or Qobustan Milli Parkı), which has rock art and home to nearly 400 mud volcanoes, is certainly worth considering if in the area. (79km for Baku) The Gobustan State Reserve is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for it’s Rock Art.
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Shirvan National Park
Shirvan National Park location
|Size of Park
|54 373 ha
|Semi-Desert / Wetlands
|Unesco World Heritage Site
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