Kazakhstan is an important cultural and economic bridge between Asia and Europe, junction of several largest civilizations. It is the 9th biggest country in the world, bordering with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Population of Kazakhstan exceeds 18 million people and comprises about 130 ethnic groups.
The nature of Kazakhstan is very diverse. The county’s flora and fauna are represented by various species of rare and unique animals and plants, many of which are listed in the Red Book. In general, there are over 6000 species of plants, 500 of which are endemic. Fauna of Kazakhstan is represented by numerous animals - 172 species of mammals, 500 species. Snow Leopard is an official symbol of Kazakhstan. This animal can be found in our nature conservation zones, including in the Almaty Reserve, Ile-Alatau National Nature Park.