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The Republican Public Association "Kazakhstan National Geographic Society" (KNGS) was established in October 2013 with the support of K.Massimov, the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. There are 5 Subject Councils operating within the framework of KNGS: «Geography and Climate» «Tourism, Travel and Regional studies» «Biodiversity» «Tourism, travel and regional studies» «Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ethnography». At present KNGS has 220 members.
The Executive Board of RPA KNGS
Executive body - KNGS CF
“KNGS Regional Representations RegionHeads of representations AlmatyA. Yeszhanova, PhD in Geography, assistant professor, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Geomorphology and Geoinformational Mapping of the Institute of Geography South-Kazakhstan oblast B. Tasbolat, assistant professor, South Kazakhstan State University named after M. Auezov and International Kazakh-Turkish University named after H.A. Yassawi Pavlodar oblastY. Issakayev, PhD in Biology, Provost for Strategic Development and Educational Work of Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute Aktobe oblastA. Sergeyeva, PhD in Geography, assistant professor, доцент, K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University East-Kazakhstan oblast M. Belgibayev, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, professor, State University named under Shakarim, Semey city West-Kazakhstan oblast E. Imashev, PhD in Geography, Director of Department of Research and Commercialization, proffesor at the Natural Geography deprtment of M. Utemisov West-Kazakhstan State University
Foreign Partners of RPA «KNGS»
Local Partners of RPA “KNGS” Media-partner: «Alash Media Group» Geographic societies and public associations: RPA «Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan» Historical and Geographic Society «Avalon» RPA «Kazakh Geographic Society» RPA «Geographic Society of Kazakhstan» Research institutes: Scientific-Research Institute of Ecology Institute of Geography Universities: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University Shakarim Semey State University Makhambet Utemisov West Kazakhstan State University Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University International Kazakh-Turkish University named after H.A. Yassawi Museums: Ulytau Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve-Museum Satpayev Museum of “Kazakhmys Corporation” National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
“Geography, climate” Activities: 1.International Scientific and Practical Conference "Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Geography“, 9-10 June International Scientific and Practical Conference "Desertification of Central Asia: Assessment, Forecast, Management“, September, Publication of "Peaks and Glaciers of Ile Alatau“ photo-album, November 2014.
International Scientific and Practical Conference "Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Geography“ Co-organizer: L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Period: June 9-10, 2014 Location: Astana, “Nazarbayev University”, Senate Hall Description: Purpose of the conference – to discuss relevant physiographic, geoecological, socio-economic problems in the world. Topics of the reports : Theoretical and methodological problems of geoecology and geography; Relevant problems of economic and social geography; Geography of soils, agro-ecology; Problems of recreation and tourism; Geoecology. Environmental monitoring; Meteorology and climate change; Hydrology and hydroecology, use of water resources; Mapping methods for the study of the natural environment and geoinformation systems.
The book contains reports that cover relevant geographic, geoecological, tourism and recreational, socio-economic and mapping problems. The conference proceedings reflect the views and experience of the experts studying the dynamics of the environment under the influence of anthropogenic factors. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
International scientific and practical conference “Desertification of Central Asia: condition, change trends and problems of management of drylands” Co-organizers: Institute of Geography LLP of MSE RK, United Nations Development Program Period: September 2014 Place: Nazarbayev University, Astana The purpose of the conference: identification of spatio-time tendencies of development of Central Asia desertification processes and progressive research and practical methods and initiatives of sustainable management of drylands.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS The international conference was attended by 120 scientists from 10 countries, including representatives of scientific institutions and universities, ministries and departments: from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Belarus; 50 oral and 9 poster presentations were presented, covering the current status and risk of desertification in Central Asia, causes and consequences of changes.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS A book containing conference proceedings and reports has been published, total volume – 548 pp. It highlights the following issues: 1. The problem of desertification in the context of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, regional mechanisms and international cooperation. 2. Theoretical issues, methodology to assess the current state, trends and forecast for desertification. 3. Geographical bases of the study, trends and prevention of desertification in the context of climate change and anthropogenic impact. 4. Desertification, conservation and efficient use of natural resources for environmental protection and development. 5. Desertification and technosphere, ways to develop green production for industrial and innovative development. 6. Desertification and ways to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development. 7. Monitoring and forecast for desertification, geoinformation methods of assessment and mapping. 8. Desertification management, assessment of possible consequences and preventive measures 9. Combating desertification: local and international experience.
RESOLUTION The Conference participants noted the importance of an integrated approach to the development of measures to combat desertification, the importance of ht the scientific forum, and resolved: To consider the study of the dynamics of climate change, environmental biodiversity of land affected by desertification as a priority. To recommend the quantitative and qualitative development of the system of hydrometeorological observations in the country to improve the efficiency of forecasts and control desertification. To strengthen the scientific and practical framework of combating desertification as a tool to preserve and restore natural systems. To consider the particular importance and relevance of research to combat desertification when developing public, industry and regional socio-economic development programs. To continue research on the development of strategic framework for assessing and managing desertification processes in Central Asia with the assessment based on natural, socio-economic, environmental and other criteria. To develop a scientific basis for the existing desertification monitoring system to clarify combat schemes. To consider it reasonable to regularly (once every 3 years) hold an international scientific and practical conference on desertification in Central Asia.
Publication of “Peaks and Glaciers of Ile Alatau” photo album Co-organizers: Institute of Geography of MES RK Period: November 2014 Description: Processing of collected photomaterials, adding annotated space photos of peaks and glaciers of Ile Alatau
Degradation of Glaciers in Kazakhstan Changes in the area of the Bogdanovich glacier (the Ile Alatau) over the last 100 years In Kazakhstan, in the period from the middle of the previous century to the present, the total area of glaciers has decreased by 45% (900 sq. km), and the volume of glaciers has decreased by 50%. During this period, about 600 glaciers have disappeared. Mountain glacier systems of Kazakhstan With the currents trends in climate change, glaciers of Kazakhstan may disappear completely by the end of this century Talas Alatau Kyrgyz Range Ile Alatau Terek Alatau Zhetysu Alatau Sauyr Ridge Kazakh Altai
Tuyuksu Mountain Glacier Basin Glacier No 31 – Akkumuz Length – 1.13 km Area km² Top – 4,280 m.a.s.l Lowest point – 3,760 m.a.s.l Within 40 years, Tuyuksu glacier has lost 41 million cubic m of ice. The maximum loss of ice thickness in the lower part of the glacier tongue has exceeded 45 m. On average, the maximum loss of ice thickness was 1.1 m/year In 2014, these losses exceeded 3.0 m/year Glaciers Moraines Molodyozhny Central Tuyuksu Mametova Mayakovsky Orjonikidze Partisan Tuyuksu Peaks Glacier borders In 1958 In 1998
Implementation of green office principles in educational institutions of Kazakhstan Co-organizers: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and Scientific Research Institute of Ecology Problems Purpose of the Project: Foundation and coordination of green offices network in educational establishments of the Republic to involve wide circles of youth into implementation of the “Green bridge” idea of the President of RK N.A. Nazarbayev. Period: 2014 – stage: August-December 2014 Description: Development of green office principles, foundation and coordination of the green office network. Development of the concept and structure of green office Creation of the green office network in educational establishments of Kazakhstan Development of educational programs, seminars, selection of lectors Conduct of seminars in various educational establishments Preparation and publication of guidelines on transition to green offices
Kazakhstan plays an active role in the transition to a “green economy” “…No industrialization or innovation cannot occur without the use of a “green economy” strategy “kazakhstan-2050”: new political course of the established state “Humanity is facing the need for the further development of existing approaches to understanding the basic principles of relations between society and nature. These fundamentally new phenomena and processes require a deep scientific understanding, identification of their objective bases and trends, development of scenarios and a global energy and environmental strategy”
ROLE OF KAZAKHSTAN’S “GREEN BRIDGE” INITIATIVES IN IMPLEMENTING UN PROGRAMS
Main objectives: 1 To form principles, the concepts and structure of the green office allowing for the implementation of the environmental policy of a university. 2 To coordinate the activities of Kazakhstan’s green youth initiatives based on the network of green offices 3 To create a series of training workshops on the organization of green offices and promotion of knowledge in environmental education and culture with the representatives of education institutions, in collaboration with the SRI for Ecology. To hold a conference with the participation of experts, teachers, students, in collaboration with the SRI for Ecology. 4 To create a working group to develop green office concepts.
PROJECT ROAD MAP: creating a working group (October); holding a workshop on the launch of the project (October); developing the concept and structure of the green office (October-November); creating an information network of green offices in Kazakhstan’s educational institutions (October-November); organizing a republican flash mob “Zhastardyn kalauy – Zhassyl Universitet” (November); developing the program and holding a pilot training workshop “Implementing “Green Office” Principles in Educational Institutions of Kazakhstan” (November); holding a seminar on the results of the project and discussion of a plan for the next year (November).
The concept of the “green office” is based on three basic principles (3R): *Reduction – the principle of economy (reduction in the consumption of electricity, water and other resources) *Refinement – the principle of re-suing materials (rational use of paper, etc.) *Replacement – replacement of certain products with more environmentally friendly products (minimizing the negative impact on the environment through a more responsible approach to the selection of goods, services, etc.) \
Steps to implement the project: A concept of the “green office” was developed, which is the basis for sustainable development of universities, as a system of views, concepts, ideas taking into account the relationship of the scientific and educational, management, environmental and socio-cultural aspects of the university. A republican student flash mob was held to support “green offices” in universities.
Training Workshop “Implementing Green Office Principles in Educational Institutions of Kazakhstan" The workshop “Implementing Green Office Principles in Educational Institutions of Kazakhstan” was attended by 60 representatives from 16 universities and institutes. The roundtable conference for university students “How to Make My University Green” (moderated by Zh.R.Toregozhina, Z.S.Birimzhanova) was attended by 54 students and 8 online participants.
Republican Flash Mob – “Youth for “Green” University” This environmental flash mob hold at Al-Farabi KazNU was attended by 125 students from 7 universities in Almaty. Such flash mobs were also held in 16 universities of Kazakhstan, with the participation of 94 students from various regions of the country.
“Biodiversity” 1.Reintroduction of tiger. "Turan tiger“ project. 2.Reintroduction of Przewalski’s horse in Kazakhstan. 3.Work on establishing Ulytau National Nature Reserve. 4.Establishing Kazakhstan Rare Bird Committee. 5.Updating the list of flora and fauna of Kazakhstan, the IUCN Red Book to identify priority species that require protection/restoration. 6.Publication of the ornithological bulletin of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, vol. 3. dedicated to Doctor of biological sciences, professor E.Gavrilov ( ), the leading ornithologist of Kazakhstan.
Reintroduction of tiger. “Turan tiger” Project Co-organizers: WWF Russia Period: Description: to promote the Program on reintroduction of tiger in Kazakhstan, developed by WWF Russia: aerial survey of the territory of tiger reintroduction (May 2014) updating the program Meeting with the Committee for Forestry and Fauna of the Ministry of Agriculture (November) Task: Official approval of the Program (action plan) by Kazakhstan and Decision of the Government on its implementation 2. Inclusion of tiger to Kazakhstan Red List of Threatened Species of (2014).
Reintroduction of Przewalski’s horse in Kazakhstan. Co-organizer: Republican Public Association “Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan” (ACBK) Period: first stage Description: Development of the program on restoration of Przewalski’s horse in Central Kazakhstan and in Kazakhstan, in general. Inclusion of Przewalski’s horse in Kazakhstan Red List of Threatened Species with “0” category “extinct”, for legal basis of the species restoration in the country. Study of Mongolia’s experience on reintroduction of Przewalski’s horse. Transportation of the first batch of horses from Germany in cages in Altyn Dala reserve within the framework of the work conducted by ABCK.
Work on establishing Ulytau National Nature Reserve. Ulytau Heritage. Co-organizer: Republican Public Association “Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan” (ACBK) Period: Description: - Coordination and approval by local executive bodies of the land use project on establishing “Ulytau” state national nature park and Ulytau-Arganatin wildlife reserve, - Approval of feasibility study - Preparation and approval of the draft of the RK Government Decree on establishing “Ulytau” state national nature park and the reserve.
Establishing of Kazakhstan Rare Bird Committee Co-organizers: RPA Kazakhstan Association for Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) and Menzbir ornithologist society Period: III quarter of 2014 Description: Establishing the Committee, conducting the list of fauna of Kazakhstan birds and assessing the authenticity of findings and rare observations of birds in the country. The Committee is composed of leading specialists of the country under KNGS (established in fall) Informing of the establishment of the Committee on international resources (in the nearest future)
Updating the list of flora and fauna of Kazakhstan, the lists of Red Book to identify the priority species, that need protection/restoration Co-organizers: RPA Kazakhstan Association for Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) Period: June-December 2014 Description: Restoration of the Kazakhstan Commission on the Red Book Official approval of the sources/publications for the lists (official names) of flora and fauna species of Kazakhstan Updating the list of rare and endangered species of fauna of Kazakhstan (vertebrates) using the IUCN criteria Submitting the Government Decree (delay due to reorganization of the responsible bodies in the sphere of fauna)
Publication of the ornithologist bulletin of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, issue 3. dedicated to 80 th anniversary of E.I. Gavrilov ( ). Co-organizers: Institute of Zoology, Kovshar A.F., Doctor of Biology, professor Period: November 2014
“Tourism, Travel, Local History” 1.Supporting the promotional event of the initiative group “Alma Qala”: planting nursery trees. 2.Solo round-the-world bike tour “BikeTheEarth”. 3. Official ceremony for giving the Almaty museum a panel picture and a copy of the Guinness record certificate. 4.Opening the children’s camp: “Young Traveler”. 5.Supporting Nick and Rose Felding’s study of the life of the traveler Atkinson in Kazakhstan in XIX century. 6.Supporting the participation of the Kazakhstani team in the XI International Olympiad in Geography iGeo. 7.Developing tourism in Kazakhstan by the historical and geographical society “Avalaon” with the support and under the plant of the KNGS. 8.The scientific and educational expedition to Kashgar “By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov”.
Supporting the promotional event of the initiative group “Alma Qala”: planting nursery trees Dates: April 5 and 12, 2014 Description: Planting apple, Canadian maple, spruce and pine nursery trees. The total number of the trees was more than 10,000. The Kazakh Geographic Society has assisted in planting nursery trees and provided information support in communities.
Solo round-the-world bike trip BikeTheEarth Dates: May 2014 – December 2015 Description: A 40,000 km long solo round-the-world trip of Magzhan Sagimbayev around the world: three continents (Eurasia, North America, Austrilia), 18 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Every day, the Kazakh Geographic Society posts to its blog including notes and photos of Magzhan Sagimbayev.
Official ceremony for giving the Almaty museum a panel picture and a copy of the Guinness record certificate Dates: June 5, 2014 Description: Giving the history museum of Almaty a panel picture dedicated to the expedition to the South Pole in December 2011 and a copy of the Guinness record certificate for being the fastest in the world to reach the South Pole using cars.
Opening the children’s camp: “Young Traveler” Dates: June 28 – August 4, 2014 Description: The project is aimed at raising strong and healthy youth, developing children’s tourism and teaching children to interact with the environment. Daily publication of reports on social networks and on the website of the Kazakh Geographic Society.
Supporting Nick and Rose Felging’s study of the life of the traveler Atkinson in Kazakhstan in the XIX century Dates: August 16 – August 22, 2014 Description: The travelers arrived to visit Kapal, Kora and Bien river valleys and gather information about the traveler and researcher Thomas Atkinson, who lived in Kazakhstan in The Kazakh Geographic Society provided full information support for the researchers.
Supporting the participation of the Kazakhstani team in the XI International Olympiad in Geography iGeo. Dates: August – September, 2014 Description: KazGeo provided material support to the teams of young people from different cities of Kazakhstan, whose research interests allowed them to participate in the XI International Olympiad in Geography iGeo in Poland.
Developing tourism in Kazakhstan by the historical and geographic society “Avalon” with the support and under the plan of the KNGS. Dates: Description: Participation in the development of the Tourism Road Map of Kazakhstan. The hotline of HGS “Avalon” on tourism in Central Kazakhstan with the support of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Karaganda oblast. Revision of the tourist infrastructure in the Turgen branch of the Ile-Alatau SNNP. Meetings with the local residents of Kurmety village (“Kolsay Kolderi” National Park” and a workshop on the development eco-tourism. A KNGS complex expedition to Ulytau.
Activity: Kashgar expedition dedicated to the 180 th anniversary of Shoqan Walikhanov followed by book publication Co-organizers: L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Period: 24 July – 5 August, 2014 Route: Astana (Almaty) – Urumqi – Turfan – Karashakhar – Korla – Kuchar – Aksu – Kashgar – Turagat pass –Tash-Rabat – Naryn – Bishkek – Astana (Almaty). Description: 6000 km long scientific and educational expedition, along the route of Shoqan Walikhanov’s famous scientific expedition to Kashgar. Publication of the “By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov” photo book and production of a film about the expedition.
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Co-organizers: L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University Period: 24 July – 5 August, 2014 Description: 6000 km long scientific and educational expedition, along the route of Shoqan Walikhanov’s famous scientific expedition to East Turkestan (Kashgaria). Purpose: To complete the expeditions along the routes of Shoqan Walikhanov; publish a photo-book, articles, produce a documentary; study tourist potential of the Great Silk way in modern conditions, develop international tours on the territories of Kaakhstan, XUAR China, Kyrgyzstan.
Tasks The expedition participants collected information on history, geography, ethnography, linguistics of Kashgaria; studied the routes of the great travelers of the past – Marco Polo, Shoqan Walikhanov, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Pyotr Kozlov, Aleksey Kuropatkin, Karl Mannergeim, Aurel Stein, Sven Hedin, Gunnar Jarring, Yuri Rerikh. The collected materials will be used in the project “Central Asian Golden Ring” which is to unite tourist potential of the Central Asian countries and China.
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Expedition route:
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Participants: Leader – Ordenbek Mazbayev, Doctor of Geographical sciences, professor of L.N.Gumilev Eurasian National University; Scientific coordinator – Smailzhan Iminov, writer, explorer, traveler; Geographer – Kadyr Mussa, PhD in Geography, assistant professor at al-Farabi Kazakh National University; Geographer – Kabanbai Zhakupov, teacher of geography; Biologist – Zhaskhayir Karagoishin, PhD in biology, assistant professor at Eurasian National University; Representative of the “Astana Tourism Association” – Erik Karabayev; Master student, alumni of Nazarbayev University – Jaliya Zhaidakpayeva; KNGS representative – Assel Baibakisheva; Journalist – Vladimir Prokopenko; Operator – Ulan Duisenbai.
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Historical objects: “Myn ui” buddhist temple Kashgar, old townTomb of Appak Khodja Id Kah mosque Tomb of Yussuf Balassaguni
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Natural sites: Asiatic poplar forest Lake Bagrashkol Takla-Makan desert Large Tien Shan Canyon
«By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov» Local population: daily life and traditions
Results: The expedition participants traveled to the places visited by Shoqan Walikhanov and collected information on geography, ethnography, biodiversity, history of Kashgaria, its economic, environmental, social and cultural conditions 155 years after Shoqan Walikhanov’s expedition. A photo-album, articles and a film are being produced on the basis of the collected materials. Plans for the future: 2015: to complete the expedition series dedicated to the 180 th anniversary of Shoqan Walikhanov it is planned to visit Shokan’s motherland in Kushmurun village, Kostanai oblast (organized by L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University) and his museum in Altyn Emel in Almaty oblast (Abay Kazakhstan National Pedagogical University, Turan University) and to organize a conference dedicated to the 180 th anniversary of Shoqan Walikhanov (Institute of Geography, Faculty of Sciences of L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University). « By Caravan Route of Shoqan Walikhanov »
Tourism development is one of the priorities of our Republic. How do you think, will Shoqan Walikhanov’s expedition routes be of any interests to local and foreign tourists? Of course, we visited great historical cities located on the Great Silk way. Unique architectoral monuments have been saved in almost all of these cities. They will definitely be interesting to professional scientists and tourists. Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Kashgaria (XUAR China) must be a single tourist object. Indigenous people who live here have the same Turkic roots, common history and culture. They are Kazakhs, Uighurs, Kyrgyzs and Uzbeks. We, scientists, should always remember this and develop the routes along the Great Silk way. It is known that Shoqan Walikhanov accomplished intelligence tasks in Kashgaria by order of the Russian army. What was the main interest in the region to the General staff in Saint Petersburg? Of course, Sh. Walikhanov carried out secret orders from the General staff of the Russian army. There was a battle over this unstable but strategically important region in the 50s of the XIX century. Interests of Britain, Russia and China clashed to dominate this region. Walikhanov studied the internal affairs of the country. He sometimes writes about military divisions of China in his notes. But Walikhanov was a scientist and that’s why he is interesting to us, in his notes he was the first to professionally write about this region. The importance of his works is still very high. Many of Walikhanov’s works became public only in the beginning of the XX century and some of them were published for the first time in the 50s of the last century by academician Alkei Margulan.
What do you think is the main value of Shoqan’s trip to West China? The scientific world of Europe learned for the first time about amazing Kashgaria, its geographical situation and history. He took this risk for the sake of science. It was easier for other scientists who visited Kashgaria afterwards. Many of them took the same route as Walikhanov. It’s important to remember that Shoqan’s book “On Altyshary situation…” became a guidebook for many travelers including N.Przhevalsy and N. Rerikh. What was the most important thing for you in this expedition? We took Walikhanov’s route. But besides we saw Turfan, Kuchar, Lobnor, Bagrashkol, Takla- Makan. Walikhanov was dreaming to see all these places; we also visited tombs of Makhmud Kashgari and Yussuf Balasaguni. It was very important to us. I can’t distinguish one thing, the whole expedition was very intensive and full of surprises. Now we are studying the collected information and preparing books and articles. And the last question. What are your new plans? What is the destination of your new expedition? We dream of visiting Mongolia, because our Turkic roots are there, the great Turkic khaganate was established there, the Kultegin stone is also in Mongolia. We are looking forward to see all this and write about these things, the materials will have educational purpose. Another big topic for research is Altai, a cradle of many nations and the whole civilization.
«Historical and cultural heritage, ethnography» 1.Creation of the “web-museum” of Kazakhstan comprising cultural heritage sites and natural monuments. 2.Production of video materials about historical, archeological, ethnographical sites of Kazakhstan. 3.A comprehensive expedition to Ulytau.
Creation of web-museum of Kazakhstan Co-organizers: Taimagambetov Zh.K., corresponding member of the National Academy of Science, Doctor of History, Deputy Director for Research of the National Museum of RK Period: May-December 2014 Description: Classification of collected materials of historical heritage for creation of web- museum of Kazakhstan, which will include cultural and natural monuments (archeology, ethnology)
Production and broadcasting of videomaterials about historical, arceological and ethnographic monuments of Kazakhstan Co-organizators: Taimagambetov Zh. K., Deputy Director for Research of the National Museum of the RK, “Alash Media Group” Period: September-December 2014 Description: Collection and classification of numerous materials: Acheulian, Mousterian, Upper Paleolithic monuments of Kazakhstan, monuments of Bronze, Iron Ages, Middle ages; ethnographic monuments. Development of the concept and scenarios.
Purposes and tasks: 1.Revival and promotion of the cultural, historical and spiritual heritage of Ulytau 2.Advancement of the social and economic development of the region. 3.Support of establishment of the national park in Ulytau
Ulytau region, Karaganda oblast
Expedition route Astana start
Partners: Media partner: Alash Media Group – Tengri news, (STV) СТВ channel, Massaget.kz Partners: “Avalon” historical and geographical society “Ulytau” state historical and cultural museum-reservation Nazarbayev University Akimat of Ulytau region and Karaganda oblast
Expedition description: Participants: 35 people (archeologists, geographers, specialsts in tourism and journalists) Period: Stage 1: July – preliminary expedition – territory observation and route determination (8 people) Stage 2: August – main expedition (35 people)
Expedition areas of focus: Biodiversity: Visit and work in Arganaty natural area – the area of planned National reserve Completing development of feasibility studies Tourism: Establishing and creating GPS-routes Determining new routes to the region points of interest Beginning development of project on ecotourism Publishing a toirist pocket map
Expedition areas of focus: Cultural studies, archaeology, ethnography: Getting acquainted with ongoing excavations Finding archaeological objects from air (using drones)
Expedition areas of focus: Geography and Climate: Participating in feasibility studies of State National Natural Park Publishing a tourist pocket map Preparing GPS coordinates
Study of “mustached” burial mounds menhirs Potential future projects:
Searching for Kent ancient settlements А. Margulan described this settlement as a place of possible burial of Afrasiab, the mythical king of Turan Potential future projects:
Study of Tamdy petroglyphs – their description and publication
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