A new nature reserve has been established in the Kara Kum desert. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to this effect at a government meeting.
The document instructs the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan to establish State Nature Reserve “Bereketli Garagum” (Bountiful Kara Kum) with a local state nature reserve in its structure. The new nature reserve will not be a legal entity.
Signing the decree, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the new large-scale nature conservation project is designed to preserve the unique ecological system and natural resources of the Kara Kum desert, one of the world largest deserts.