Dagestan Nature Reserve is two reserved areas (the Kizlyar Bay and the Sarykum Barchans) and 3 federal wildlife reserves (Agrakhansky, Samursky and Tlyaratinsky).
Kizlyar Bay and the Agrakhansky Wildlife Reserve are corners of paradise for thousands of birds, replacing each other on nesting, migration and wintering. In the bays there are the largest nesting places in the world and places of nesting of a curly pelican - one of the symbols of the reserve.
The largest isolated sandy massif in Eurasia with colorful and specific flora and fauna is reserved on the Sarykum Barchans site. There are dozens of endemic species of flowers, insects, snakes and birds. The unique relief of the sandy mountain Sarykum, created by the winds has no analogues in Russia.
The pearl of Dagestan - the virgin relict forest of the delta of the Samur River with cristal transparent springs and small rivers-Karasu, impassable wilds and giant trees, whose trunks are densely entwined with evergreens, are protected in the Samursky nature reserve.
All the greatness and beauty of the high mountains of the Eastern Caucasus can be seen in the Tlyaratinsky nature reserve. Here, the original architecture of the auls (villages), the cultural and natural landscapes, the herds of domestic animals and wild ungulates in the mountain meadows are harmoniously combined.