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National Parks are the areas of location of natural complexes having the special ecological, historical, aesthetic and other importance and used for nature conservation, educational, scientific, cultural, and other purposes, the areas having the status of environmental protection and scientific research institutions. Prior to the establishment of Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in the Republic of Azerbaijan National Parks were not available in republic. Since 2003, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources had established Ordubad national park named after academician Hasan Aliyev,  Shirvan, Ag Gol parks, in 2004, Hirkan, Altiagac, in 2005 Apsheron, in 2006 Shahdagh, in 2008, Goy gol National Parks. In 2008, the territory of Hirkan National Park had been expanded and made 40358 hectares. In November 25, 2009, by decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan the territory of Ordubad National Park was expanded on account of Shahbuz State Nature Reserve, lands of Shahbuz, Julfa, Ordubad regions and made 42797.4 ha. With the same order the name of the National Park was changed and named as Zangezur National Park named after academician Hasan Aliyev. With decree of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 8, 2010 the area of Shahdag National Park was expanded for 14613.1 hectares, and reached 130508.1 ha. 
At present, national parks constitute 3.6% of the country\'s territory. 
In addition, the relevant works will be continued in direction of new national parks, the state natural reserves, expanding the territory of the coastal state natural reserve Glzllagaj with establishment of sea boulevard national park. At the same time with the support of the German Federal Government, within the program The Caucasian initiative project of the National Park Samur-Yalama has been developed and began for implementation.
 
List of the national parks:

ZANGAZUR NATIONAL PARK NAMED AFTER HASAN ALIYEV 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Nakhchivan AR, Ordubad region

2

Area of location

Ordubad, Shahbuz, Julfa region

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

42797,4 ha

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: leopard, mouflon, bezoar goat, boar, wild cat, manul cat, brown bear, wolf, jackal, fox, striped hyena, badger, squirrel, rabbit, 4 types of water - living on land (Syrian frog), 38 species and sub-species of reptiles (arrow snake, adder, clown, etc.), pink pelican, curly pelican, little bustard, white tale sea eagle, etc.;
Flora: dorema naked, wild zınbırtikan, Araz oak, delicate iris, beautiful qayıshlachak


SHIRVAN NATIONAL PARK 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Salyan city, Yenikand village

2

Area of location

Administrative areas of Garadagh district of Baku city,  Salyan and Neftchala regions

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

MP -54373,4,   DTQ- 6232,0 
Bandovan DTY- 4930,0

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: Gazelle, flamingo, whispering swans, badgers, wolves, foxes, hares, wild boars, jackals, beaver, wild cat;
Flora: black saline, salt-marsh  wormwood ephemeries plant formations


AG GOL NATIONAL PARK 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Agjabedi region, 344480

2

Area of location

Administrative territories of Agjabadi and Beylagan regions

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

17924 ha

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: badger, wolf, fox, rabbit, wild boars, jackals, beaver, sable, wild cat, marble Cure, little bustard, drake ducks, sultan hen, white tale sea eagle,  whispering swans, pelican curly pelican
Flora: salt-marsh onion, winter grass, cane, yellow-headed, wormwood, and so on


HIRKAN NATIONAL PARK 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Lankaran city,  Burjali village

2

Area of location

Administrative territories of Lankaran and Astara regions

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

40358 ha

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: black stork, bear, wild boar, roe deer, spotted deer, wild cat, squirrel, badger, raccoon, wolf, jackal, wild cat, sable, leopard, lynx, partridge, marble jura, the Talysh pheasant, Hirkan blue tit, curly pelican, Talysh long mustache.
Flora: Hirkan fig-tree, Hirkan box tree, Hirkan pear-shaped, iron-tree, hornbeam



ALTIAGAJ NATIONAL PARK 

1

Area of location

Administrative territories of Khizi and Siyazan region

2

Area of area of coverage (ha)

11035 ha

3

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

4

Protected species

Fauna: roe deer, brown bear, wild boar, lynx, raccoon, rabbit, fox, squirrel, wolf, pheasant, wood pigeon, quail, wild eagle, partridge, thrush, etc.
Flora: the oak, the hornbeam, broad–leave birch, hawthorn, blackberry, qaratikan, hips, etc.


ABSHERON NATIONAL PARK 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Baku city., Azizbayov region, Zira settlement.

2

Area of location

South-east of Apsheron peninsula, Shah dili territory

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

783 ha

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: The Caspian seal, viper, Caspian turtle, water birds (silver gull, coot, duck drake, whispering swan, cormorant, etc.)
Flora: sand plants, wedge-reedy and grassy meadows, one-year saline grasses, ephemeris


SHAHDAGH NATIONAL PARK 

1

Area of location

Guba, Gusar, İsmayilli, Gabala, Oguz, Shabran and Shamakhy region

2

Area of area of coverage (ha)

130508,1 ha

3

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

4

Protected species

Fauna: roe deer, wild boars, forest cat, brown bear, wolf, jackal, fox, raccoon, lynx, kopkar, pheasant, thrush, wood pigeon, golden eagle, partridge, wild eagle, etc.;
Flora: Iberia and eastern oak, eastern beech, Caucasus hornbeam, ash, apple, medlar, hawthorn, blackberry, hips, etc.


GOY-GOY NATIONAL PARK 

1

Address of location of enterprise

Goy-goy region, Togana village

2

Area of location

Administrative areas of Goy gol, Dashkasan, Goranboy regions

3

Area of area of coverage (ha)

12755 ha

4

Basic activity of enterprise

Restoration of biodiversity, protection, organization of ecotourism, development, conduction of scientific–research and propaganda works

5

Protected species

Fauna: Caucasian deer, roe deer, bezoar goat, wild boar, brown bear, forest cat, wolf, jackal, fox, rabbit, partridge, etc.
Flora: Kokh pine, eastern oak, the hornbeam, birch, etc.




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