International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)

The role of Shahdag National Park in the preservation of mammal biodiversity in Azerbaijan


JA Najafov, HJ Yusufova

The article considers the mammal biodiversity of Shahdag National Park of Azerbaijan. The park was established in 2006. It is situated in the north part of the country, on the southern slope of Greater Caucasus and close to the border with Georgia and Russia. The whole territory of the park is reached 130, 508.1 ha (1305.081 km2). It is the largest national park of the country for its territory and composition of the flora and fauna. It is located on the territory of six districts of Azerbaijan: Ismailli, Guba, Gusar, Gabala, Oguz and Shamakhi. 51 of 101 species of mammals inhabiting Azerbaijan can be found in the park and 18 of them are included in the Red Book of the Republic.
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