Golden Mountains of Altai
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Altai Republic, Russia|
|Inscription||1998 (22nd Session)|
|Area||1,611,457 ha (6,221.87 sq mi)|
|Coordinates||50°28′N 86°00′E / 50.467°N 86.000°ECoordinates: 50°28′N 86°00′E / 50.467°N 86.000°E|
Golden Mountains of Altai is name for one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This region cover a large area of 6,848 square miles (17,740 km2). It consist of the Altai and Katun nature reserves in Siberia, Russia. It also includes Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain, and the Ukok Plateau. UNESCO stated: "The region represents the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia". The area protects endangered snow leopards. It also has large brown bears, wolverines and golden eagles.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Laura Riley; William Riley, Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005), p. 276
- ↑ "Golden Mountains of Altai". UNESCO. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Location map Archived 2008-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
- Altai Republic Recreation Areas Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Golden Mountains, Altai Republic, Russia Archived 2007-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Golden Mountains of Altai at Natural Heritage Protection Fund