Sanctuary Description

"Zikatar" State Sanctuary was estabilished in 2010 by the Decree of the RA Government N380-N , dated 8.04.2010 and occupies 150 ha area, it is located on the North eastern slopes of Zikatar mountain of Gugarats Mountain Range on 1150-1450m above sea level altitudes.

The Main objective of estabilishment is the protection of forest biodiversity. Rare and endangered specials and unique nature monuments, as well as hibitats of endemic and rare animap species.

The main protection object of the sanctuary is the specific flora and fauna of the forest ecosystems of Nothern slopes of Zikatar Mountain, as well as rivh historical heritage.

The main forest forming species are Oriental Beech, Mountain Oak, Georgian Oak,Homeaam,and the accompanying species are Oriental Hornbeam,Lime,Ash, Fiels Maple, Norway maple, and others.

The protectionzone includes upper flows of Koghb River, as well as the basin surrounded with wate distributors of slopes of Zikatar Mountain facing nortch.


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