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Georgia - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

Georgia, as part of the Caucasus Ecoregion, is considered one of the 25 globally significant ‘biodiversity hotspots’, based on the species richness and the significant level of endemism recorded. The Caucasus Region is registered as one of the WWF Global 200 Ecoregions.

Georgia is located on the southern slopes of the Great Caucasus Mountain Range... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

Georgia’s protected areas system covers a total of 467,329ha of national territory and is split among the following types: 18 Nature Reserves (171,727ha), 5 National Parks (211,067ha), 3 Natural Monuments (239ha), 11 Managed Reserved (56,393ha) and 1 protected Landscape (27,903ha).

Percentage of Forest Cover

40% of the country’s territory.

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan was approved by Government decree #27 on 19 February 2005. The document analyses the country’s biodiversity issues and identifies problems. It outlines a 10-year national strategy for the conservation of the country’s unique biodiversity, supported by a 5-year plan for specific activities required to achieve the objectives of the strategy... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

In May 2006, an international conference was held in Gudauri, Georgia, aiming to identify the urgent actions needed for the conservation of Caucasian biodiversity. Participants from all countries of the Caucasus Region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia) were represented at the conference. During the conference, 18 new partner organisations joined the pan-European alliance “Countdown 2010... More »

Initiatives in Protected Areas

Since 1990, with the support of the international donor community, Georgia has begun to develop a more modern protected areas system. A legal base has been established that continues upgrading day-by-day. Steps have been taken to increase management efficiency in the protected areas system and to ensure financial sustainability... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Ioseb Kartsivadze
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. Zurab Gurielidze
SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Anna Rukhadze
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Sophio Devdariani
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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