Zoological natural reserve "Coast of Yertis"
The floodplain of the Irtysh River is a unique natural creation, which is conventionally divided into three categories: fresh-understood, central, and natural.
Pavlodar zoological nature reserve "Yertis zhagalauy" has the status of a state reserve of republican significance. Translated from the Kazakh language, the name sounds like “The Irtysh Coast”, because it is located in the region of the Irtysh floodplain and extends along both banks of the river. The floodplain of the Irtysh River is a unique natural creation, which is conventionally divided into three categories: fresh-understood, central, and natural. Each bend of the river is unique, and they all differ in water composition, relief structure and soil cover.
The territory of the reserve has groves and forests where white willow, hanging birch, black and white poplar grow. The local fauna is represented by 20 species of fish, 105 species nesting in the floodplain, birds and 55 species of mammals, among which are dominated by foxes, roes, elks, ground squirrels, many rodents. Pavlodar region does not cease to amaze with the wealth of the depths of its land and the zoological nature reserve “Yertis zagalauy” is a graphic confirmation of this.