Uzbekistan is not only famous for the architectural monuments included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, not only for the ancient cities, but also rich in mysterious beauty of nature: amazing flora and fauna, picturesque mountains, caves, deserts and crystal-clear lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

ECOTOURISM IN UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan is not only famous for the architectural monuments included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, not only for the ancient cities, but also rich in mysterious beauty of nature: amazing flora and fauna, picturesque mountains, caves, deserts and crystal-clear lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
Due to the variety of natural and geographical characteristics, it is an excellent place for the development of ecological tourism, which has recently become one of the most popular destinations.  At the intersection of East and West, climatic features, a unique network of protected natural areas and a rich variety of landscapes offer great opportunities for promoting ecotourism routes.
Ecotourism is an important factor in the sustainable development of countries and the protection of the environment, cultural and ethnographic characteristics, without violating the integrity of the ecosystem as a whole. Uzbekistan is one of the most dynamically developing countries in the field of ecological, conscious tourism and has a huge potential for ecotourism thanks to its rich natural resources. At present, the system of protected areas in the country includes 8 reserves, 3 national parks and a complex of reserves.
The tourism opportunities of our country are very diverse and rich: these are Ugam-Chatkal National Park, and the tugai forests in the Amu Darya River Delta, the Kitab Nature Reserve, recently opened for tourists, testifying to the appearance of life on our planet, the region of the “ecological catastrophe” near the Aral Sea, steppe areas and the Kyzylkum desert, Nurata mountains and Aydarkul Lake, and many other wonders of our nature.
CH UZBEKISTAN – ZULFIYA NURMATOVA