Tajik National Park nominated to UNESCO World Heritage
List, Tajik official says
19, 2010, Mavjouda
Tajik National Park
has been nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Khursand
Zikirov, chairman of the Committee for Environmental
Protection, remarked at a news conference in Dushanbe on January
him, the UNESCO expert mission was in Tajikistan at the end of last year. “During their stay in Tajikistan, the UNESCO experts jointly with specialists from our committee
visited Tajik National Park and its buffer zone and familiarized themselves with documents
regulating the Park’s activities,” Zikirov said.
He noted that
the mission endorsed all submitted documents on nomination of Tajik National Park
to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The final decision will be made at the
34th session the World Heritage Committee that will take place in Brazil in
July 2010, Zikirov added.
Park and its buffer zone is located in the central part of Pamir-Alai
and covers such mountain ridges as Akademii Nauk, Zaalayski, Beleuli, Zulumart, east parts of Vanch, Yazgulam and Darvaz ridges having the highest peaks of the Central Asian
region - Ismoili Somoni on Akademii Nauk Ridge (7495 m) and
Lenin Peak on the Zaalay ridge (7134 m).
The territory is
characterized by big difference of the true altitudes, and heavy cross and of
the territory. The top territory of the profile has widespread diverse
glacial forms of the relief: spurs, moraine, kars, circuses. Most part of the territory is covered by rocks and
taluses with very steep slopes. The main part of the reserved core or
zone of Tajik National Park is situated in the East Pamirs. Only the Yazgulam Ridge and
eastern part of Darvaz ridge are related to the West Pamirs. East Pamirs part of territory of
the park is represented by high elevated slab with relative altitudes of
valleys and rivers - 3600-5000 m and mountain ridges more
than 6000 m. Valley of rivers are enough wide (10-15 km). Slopes of the
mountains have smoothed shapes. West Pamirs
part is highly represented by rivers and contrary to East part jagged by deep
gorges of the rivers running to the west and by naked talus formation having
the altitude beginning from 2000 up to 5000 m.