By Laman Ismayilova
A proposal has been prepared for granting a status of a public
legal entity to Goygol National Park, Azernews reports.
Head of the Biological Diversity Protection Service Firuddin
Aliyev said that the work is already being done in this
The reserve accounts for 500 plant species with nearly 60
species of endemic ones. One can come across such animals as roe
deer, wild boar, and chamois there.
Anyone visiting the Land of Fire should enjoy the magnificent
views at Goygol National Park.
A cold climate with dry winters prevails in the area. The annual
temperature of the weather wavers between 4-10 degrees C. Annual
precipitation is 600-900 mm.
It includes one of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in
Azerbaijan - Goygol.
The lake gets its name from its deep blue-colored water. It was
formed in 1939 as a result of the earthquake that occurred in
Ganja. Kapaz mountain tumbled down and blocked up the Aghsuchay
The water in the lake is always cold even in August and does not
rise above +17˚C.
More than 423 types of trees, shrubs, and medicinal plants grow
here. In the surrounding forests, you can meet wolves, foxes, deer,
jackals, bears, lynxes, and many other animals.
The lake area is ideal for walking, traveling, and family
picnics. Recreation on the shore of the fresh lake is the best
decision on hot days.
At the same time, Ilisu State Nature Reserve is expected to
receive the status of a national park.
Ilisu State Reserve was established in 1987 in Qakh to protect
natural complexes of the southern slopes of Major Caucasus, and to
preserve rare and endangered flora and fauna.
The reserve is home to different kinds of animals, such as deer,
roe, chamois, mountain buffalo, bear, wolf, fox, boar, squirrel,
hedgehog, hare, gray squirrel and 90 kinds of birds.
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