The Ecology of Bats (Chiroptera) of the Shahdagh National Park of Azerbaijan

Publication Date : 18/10/2016

Author(s) :

J.A.Najafov , H.J.Yusufova.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 10
(10 - 2016)

Abstract :

The Shahdag National Park was founded on the 8th December 2006 on the basis of Ismailli and Pirgulu reserves. It is the largest park in the republic, with a total area 130.508,1 hectares and is located in the north of the country, on the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountain chain, on the border with Georgia and Russia. The highest mountain of Azerbaijan - Bazarduzu and southernmost pointof Russia are situated in the Shahdagh national park –the height is 4466 metres above the sea level.It has been established for the first time that the territory of the park is inhabited by 17 species of bats, which ecology has not been explored by anybody, of which 6 species are included in Red Data Book (2013) of the repunlic as a rare and vanishing species

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