Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag

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Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag is part of the Tentative list of Turkmenistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag, is a serial nomination of four adjacent nature reserves, on the slope of the Gissar range (the extreme end of the Pamir-Alay mountain system) protecting unique geological features (including dinosaurs footprint trails, and dramatic karstic landscape with more than 300 caves) but also a rich flora and fauna with the transition between high mountainous landscape (toping at 3137 meters) and cold-winter semi-deserts and desert. There has been minor boundary modification and a fusion between two state reserves since its inscription on the TWHS.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag
Country
Turkmenistan
Added
2009
Nominated for
2023
Type
Natural
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2016 Advisory Body overruled

IUCN advised Rejection

2016 Deferred

2009 Added to Tentative List

The site has 4 locations

Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag: Koytendag State Nature Reserve (T)
Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag: Hojapil State Landscape and Paleontological Sanctuary (T)
Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag: Hojagaravul State Sanctuary (T)
Dinosaurs and Caves of Koytendag: Garlyk Wildlife State Sanctuary (T)

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