The national eco park Taganay was established on 5 March 1991. It is located on the area of Zlatoust and Kusa region. Its name originated from Bashkir words “tagan” meaning a support and “ay” meaning the Moon.
The park area is 56,800 ha and exceeds the average European park areas. Among 29 national parks of Russia Taganay is the 20th according to its area, among the parks of the Ural Federal district it is the second one. Taganay is unique because this rather small area of land has animals and plants typical for the central part of the European Russia, north of Russia, the Volga area, Urals, Western and Central Siberia, Kazakhstan. The park has almost untouched precious eco systems – mountain tundra and meadows, sparse woodlands and relict forests. Although in mineral contents Taganay loses to the world famous Ilmeny (see Ilmeny Wildlife Park) the collection samples of Taganay minerals are exhibited at many museums in Russia and other countries.
The park has more than 10 natural sites with more than 900 types of plants, more than 190 species of birds and 40 species of mammals. Among the natural sites are Dvuglavaya Mount, Bely Klyuch, Otkliknoy Greben Mount, Kruglitsa Mount, “Dolina Skazok”, “Bolshaya Kamennaya Reka”, Dalny Taganay Mount, Itsyl Mount, “Tri Brata”, “Eremeevskaya Kop”, “Akhmatovskaya Kop”, “Evgrafovsky Rudnik”, Bolshoe moss bog, broad-leaved woods on Dedyurikha Mount.
Address: Shishkina street, 3 -a, Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Region, Russian Federation, 456209
Phone: +7 (3513) 63-76-88
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