First results of the expedition: South Ustyurt 2018

A short report with results of the expedition to the Kazakh part of the South Ustyurt and Kaplankyr Chink during April/May 2018 is now available. Within the expedition a research group got a unique possibility to enter a transboundary area on the border of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which previously could not be entered. One of the significant results of this expedition is a proof of distribution of the Ustyurt urial (Ovis orientalis vignei) population and a large group of goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) in the South Ustyurt, as well as the occurrence of flora species listed in the Red Book what makes this territory more significant.

The short report can be downloaded here.

(Foto: Terentjev V.)

(Foto: Terentjev V.)