StampNews.com is glad to introduce a set of three stamps honoring Naurzum nature reserve, which is included in the list of UNESCO heritage sites. The issue was released and put into circulation on the 12th of January.
Naurzum State Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Kazakhstan. It is part of the UNESCO heritage site Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan. It protects about 3,077 square kilometres (1,188 sq mi) of steppes, semi desert and forests.
The reserve is located in the central part of Turgai Plateau within the steppe zone of Kazakhstan.
The vegetation is diverse and consists of steppes, shrub lands, semi deserts and as a unique feature within the southern steppe zone, also forests. There are 47 species of mammals, 279 species of birds, 10 species of reptile and amphibious animals and 10 species of fish reported in the reserve. In addition more than 1000 species of invertebrates are found.