Karatal-Japyryk State Nature Reserve

Karatal-Japyryk State Nature Reserve
Map of Kyrgyzstan
Location Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan
Nearest city Naryn

41°37′25″N 75°23′28″E / 41.6237°N 75.391°E / 41.6237; 75.391Coordinates: 41°37′25″N 75°23′28″E / 41.6237°N 75.391°E / 41.6237; 75.391[1]

Area 21,016 ha (51,930 acres)
Established 1994

The Karatal-Japyryk State Nature Reserve is located in Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan. It was established in 1994 with a purpose of conservation of unique nature complexes, protection of rare and threatened species of flora and fauna of Central Tien-Shan, and maintain regional environmental balance. The reserve currently occupies 21,016 hectares (51,930 acres) and consists of 3 areas Song-Kul, Karatal-Achatash, and Chatyr-Kul. The Chatyr-Kul area of the nature reserve is a Ramsar site.[2]


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