Eco-centre is located in the southwestern part of the Kyzyl Kum desert and has a rich fauna and flora. It grows 250 species of plants and is home to over 700 species of invertebrates, 15 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, 18 species of reptiles, 300 species of birds and 34 species of mammals.
Ecocenter is of great importance for the conservation of birds, in 2008 Ecocenter been awarded the International Status of an Important Bird Areas (ImportantBirdAreas).
MISSION OF THE ECO-CENTER:
conservation of biodiversity by breeding rare and endangered animal species, as well as the conservation area of the Southwest Kyzyl Kum and environmental education of the local population.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ECO-CENTER "JEYRAN" :
- Breeding of rare and endangered species of animals and study their biology to restore them to the wild;
- Saving the structure of biocenosis of desert of the Southwest Kyzyl Kum;
- Efficient use of natural resources;
- Environmental education;
Eco-center "Jeyran" - an internationally recognized center for the breeding of rare animals. Currently eco-center "Jeyran" is breeding the following species listed in the Red Book of Uzbekistan and the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):
- Jeyran – Gazelle (gazella subgutturosa);
- Khulan (equus hemionus);
- The Przewalski horse (equus ferus przewalskii);
- Bukhara mountain sheep (ovis orientalis bokharensis);
- Horned goat (capra falconeri).
Eco-center cooperates with a number of world-famous research institutions, environmental funds and centers for breeding rare species of animals. On its base organized scientific practices and internships for students, young scientists and partners.
Ecocenter "Jeyran" offers a unique opportunity to become better acquainted with the nature of the Kyzyl Kum desert. During the tour, nature lovers will meet not only inhabitants of our deserts, but also learn about the rare species in need of protection, and much more.