Release:2017, Vol. 3. №3
About the authors:Elena A. Bykova, Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Field Coordinator, UNDP in Uzbekistan; firstname.lastname@example.org
The article gives a faunistic review of vertebrates inhabited in Vozrozhdenie peninsula in Uzbekistan. The list includes 86 species (1 amphibian, 11 reptiles, 55 birds and 19 mammals). Central Asian Turtle, Rosy Flamingo, Pallid Harrier, Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Brandt’s Hedgehog and saigas are listed in IUCN Redlist and the Red Data Book of Uzbekistan. The studied area for a long time was an island, its fauna developed in conditions of strict isolation. Compared to the mainland fauna, the Vozrozhdenie’s fauna has a depleted composition. At present due to shincing of the Aral Sea, the connection of the island with the mainland and the formation of a new land, processes of fauna change have begun, which requires serious study.