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Batsara Strict Nature Reserve

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Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
Location Georgia
Coordinates42°14′41″N 45°15′06″E / 42.24472°N 45.25167°E / 42.24472; 45.25167
Area55.48 km2 (21.42 sq mi)
Established2003
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
WebsiteBatsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas

Batsara Strict Nature Reserve (Georgian: ბაწარის სახელმწიფო ნაკრძალი) is a protected area in Akhmeta Municipality, Kakheti region of Georgia in Pankisi Gorge on the bank of Alazani River, 700–2,000 meters above sea level at the foot of the Greater Caucasus. It borders with Ilto Managed Reserve which includes part of Ilto valley.[1]

History

Batsara State Nature Reserve was first created in 1935 in river Batsara gorge, the right tributary of river Alazani.

Batsara Strict Nature Reserve is part of Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas which also includes Babaneuri Strict Nature Reserve and Ilto Managed Reserve.[2]

Flora

In central area of Batsara gorge there are remains of relict dendroflora from tertiary period. About 270 ha is covered with yew (Taxus baccata) forests, which is the largest yew forest in the world.[3] Yew grows as a separate grove, and interspersed with maple, ash, linden and other trees.

Fauna

Large variety of birds — vultures , eagles , grouse — are preserved in grove. A variety of mammals also live here: bears , chamois , foxes , roe deer , rabbits, martens, badgers and others.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Batsara in Georgia". Protected Planet. Archived from the original on 2020-06-06. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. ^ "Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas - Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia". apa.gov.ge. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  3. ^ T.Patarkalashvili Forest biodiversity of Georgia and endangered plant species Annals of Agrarian Science, Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 349-351 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aasci.2017.06.002


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