West Altai State Nature Reserve
Mountain meadows, taiga, and tundra, as well as their leafy variation, represented by small forests
The state natural reserve of the Western Altai, founded in 1992, is located near the Ridder.
Four main natural areas are distinguished in the reserve: mountain meadows, taiga, and tundra, as well as their leafy variation, represented by small forests. Each zone is characterized by its own species of plant world. For example, pine and cedar forests belong to the taiga, and from deciduous trees birches, poplars, and cherries grow here. Here you can also meet the most diverse representatives of the amazing animal world: marals, elks, roes, and from birds - golden eagle, falcon and black stork. In the area of the Western Altai State Reserve there are also cultural and historical monuments, which can be reached independently or as part of an excursion group. Reserve workers strive to preserve and develop biological funds, conduct interesting excursions and acquaint visitors with the nature of East Kazakhstan.