Completed Projects

Borjomi Forest

Piloting the Forest Landscape Restoration Approach

In Georgia, the area covered by forests is approximately 2.8 million hectares which is about 40% of the country’s territory. Forest plays an essential role in the economic and social life of the country. The relationship between people and the natural resources of a landscape, they live in, is a complex one. People can depend heavily on their surrounding resources for subsistence aspects of their daily life. …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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New Approaches to Protected Areas Governance in the South Caucasus

Supporting and increasing public participation in Protected Areas management and introducing new governance approaches will contribute to sustainable natural resource use and reduce/eliminate existing and potential latent or open conflicts. …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change: the Role of Protected Areas

Protected areas play a vital role in contributing to climate mitigation and adaptation, both on global and local scale. However, their role in responding to climate change is currently insufficiently recognized in the development of national strategies and policies of Georgia.  …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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InWEnt training, in Tbilisi, Georgia

Biodiversity Policy Training Series

InWEnt - Capacity Building International initiated a training programme on environmental policy and law in the South Caucasus countries. The Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus 2008-11 programme is managed by the InWEnt division Environment, Energy and Water in Berlin. Adelphi Research and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre have been tasked to implement the thematic theme “Biodiversity Policy and Management”, in collaboration with the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus in Tbilisi. …  

12 Feb 2010 | Project completed
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Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve

Implementation of the Ktsia-Tabatskuri Management Plan

The implementation of the Management Plan developed for the Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve (KTMR, IUCN Category 4) is an important step toward the sustainable use of natural resources within the Reserve and its development for nature tourism. …  

12 Feb 2010 | Project completed
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Tusheti Protected Area

On the Final Straight to 2010 – Promoting Countdown 2010 in the Southern Caucasus and beyond

Building on the results of the Countdown 2010 action programme ‘Halting the loss of biodiversity in the Southern Caucasus’, the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus implemented further actions, summarized in the programme On the final straight to 2010. The actions were derived from the Message of Gudauri and aimed at intensified and concrete efforts to reach the 2010 Biodiversity Target in the Southern Caucasus and steer the post-2010 process. …  

12 Jan 2010 | Project completed
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Stakeholder training in Lagodekhi

Facilitating Stakeholder Participation in Protected Areas of Georgia

Protected areas (PAs) do not only play an essential role in conserving Georgia’s unique biological diversity, but also contribute to rural livelihoods. Therefore, their effective management is one of the major priorities for the Georgian society. …  

18 Dec 2009 | Project completed
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Vashlovani Protected Area, Georgia

Assessment of Protected Area Management Effectiveness in the Southern Caucasus

The Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a worldwide effort to reduce biodiversity loss at the global level. Its overall purpose is to support the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive representative and well-managed systems of Protected Areas, by 2010 for terrestrial and by 2012 for marine areas. To help implement the PoWPA, WWF is developing the 2012 Protected Areas Project (2012 PAP) which aims to contribute to the implementation of PoWPA in five Eco-regions of outstanding biodiversity value, including the Caucasus. As part of this project, IUCN POSC carried out a Management Effectiveness Assessment of Protected Areas (PA) in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. …  

12 Jan 2009 | Project completed
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Rhododendron caucasica

Identification of Important Plant Areas (IPAs) to meet the 2010 Target

Reducing the loss of plant diversity and ensuring that the flora of the Caucasus hotspot is effectively conserved by 2010 were the goals at the outset of the project. The immediate objectives were to identify threatened plant species and to develop a methodology to monitor and protect them using the Important Plant Area (IPA) approach. Furthermore the project aimed at improving the protection of IPAs by supporting and expanding the capacity of stakeholders working for plant conservation in the region. …  

12 Jun 2008 | Project completed
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Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve, Georgia

Management Plan for Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve

The Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve (KTMR), an IUCN Category 4 Protected Area in the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, was established by the Georgian Government in 1995. The reserve is partly situated within the pipeline corridor of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline. …  

27 Feb 2008 | Project completed
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