Repetek is one of the most picturesque places in the Karakum Desert. It was here that a reserve was created in October 1927, the main task of which was to protect the black saxaul forests and the adjacent desert areas. In 1979, by the decision of UNESCO, the Repetek Nature Reserve acquired the status of a biosphere and was thus included in the list of internationally recognized standards of natural ecosystems.
There are many remarkable corners in the Kopetdag mountains. Many mountain range is delighted with a contrast of the scarp canyons and wonderful plains – plateau, both at the foot of the ridge, and between the mountain tops.
In the northwestern part of the Dashoguz velayat, within the Ustyurt and Sarykamysh geographical regions, at the junction of the southern and northern subzones of the Turan deserts lies the Kaplankyr nature reserve. The reserve has clearly defined natural boundaries only in the west thanks to a huge depression - the Karashor salt marsh. It is difficult to find a territory within the Ustyurt that is more monotonous, smoother, more consistent with the idea of Ustyurt than an endless plain.
The Amudarya State Nature Reserve is located in the northeastern part of the Lebap velayat of Turkmenistan on an area of forty-eight thousand hectares. Different complexes of ecosystems are presented here in terms of landscape and composition of biodiversity: the water area of the Amudarya River, the forest along the banks of the river and the Kyzylkum Desert. Dune sands, saline with rare shrubs and plains with moist floodplains, where marsh-meadow vegetation has richly grown, coexist nearby.