Shahdag NP © Hartmut Mueller

Shahdag NP © Hartmut Mueller

 

Shahdagh National Park

Located in northern Azerbaijan, close to the border with Russia, the parks 115,000 hectares are part of the Greater Caucasus Mountains and make it the largest protected area in the Caucasus Ecoregion. The national park is home to the rare East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis), a mountain dwelling goat found only in the eastern half of the Caucasus Mountains. Other large mammals found here are the Caucasian chamois, Bezoar goat, brown bear and roe deer.

CNF Support

Supported since: 2013
Grant amount: €50,000