Western Tien-Shan: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2016. One of the largest mountain ranges in the world, the Western Tien-Shan spreads across parts of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. It features diverse landscapes, which are home to exceptionally rich biodiversity. It is of global importance as a centre of origin for a number of cultivated fruit crops and is home to a great diversity of forest types and unique plant community associations.