At the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is currently being held in Saudi Arabia, the “Tougai Forest of Beshai Palangon Reserve”, located in the south of Tajikistan, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
On September 20, 2023, during the 45th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Material Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, which is taking place in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the natural monument “Tiger Forest” was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The state nature reserve “Beshai palangon” is the first state nature reserve of Tajikistan, which was established for the purpose of protecting and preserving the unique ecosystems of the desert and steppe and its unique animals.
Beshai palangon reserve is located in the south-western part of Tajikistan, in the desert region, between the Vakhsh, Panj and Kafarnihan rivers on the border with Afghanistan, at the head of the largest river in Central Asia – Amudarya. The total land area of Beshai Palangon Reserve is 49.7 thousand hectares, and its territory is covered by a vast area of desert and grassland ecosystems on the left and right banks of the Vakhsh River. The territory of Beshai palangon reserve is mainly located on the administrative border of Dosti, Qubodiyan and Jayhun districts of Khatlon region.
The tugay forest of the Beshai palangon reserve is one of the most beautiful natural areas of Tajikistan and a place with unique natural secrets of many centuries of evolution.
“Beshai Palangon” reserve and its forest have not changed their natural state and rare and endangered species of flora and fauna are protected and preserved in its territory.