News

23 April 2019

From 26th to 29th of April is Easter break in the administrations of the Agency of Protected Areas

We are announcing that the following administrations of the Agency of Protected Areas will have Easter break: 

Prometehus Cave 

Navenakhevi Cave 

Martvili Canyon 

Okatse Canyon 

Kolkheti National Parl 

 

National Parks of Georgia awaits you from 30th of April! 

04 April 2019

Electronic Auction

Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia announces electronic auction in Tbilisi National Park, nearby Zedazeni’s territory. 

29 March 2019

Electronic Auction

LEPEL Agency of Protected Areas is obliged to announce electronic auction on Tetra Cave Natural Monument leasing.

The winner must arrange infrastructure inside and outside territory of the cave, as well as provide nearby territory’s lightening, according to the agreed project within Agency of Protected Areas.

For further information please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2U6hsHU

 
24 March 2019

Repairing works are in the process at Martvili Canyon

At the most popular national park in Georgia – Martvili Canyon, repairing works are in the process. The above process was inspected by the Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas Mr. Valerian Mchedlidze.

Martvili Canyon was visited by 200 000 visitors in 2018. Out of them 40% is Georgian and 60% is foreigner.  

20 March 2019

Repairing works had finished at Okatse Canyon

The repaired infrastructure of Okatse Canyon were visited by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Mr. Iuri Nozadze and Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas Mr. Valerian Mchedlidze.

In accordance with global tendencies, the transparent floor was constructed. As well as side thick ropes were replaced by rust-proof ones. 13 bridges were reconstructed where the tree materials were replaced by metal.

The rehabilitation works were totally cost 120 328 GEL. The above procedures were implemented by the own revenues of the Agency of Protected Areas and as well as by the financial support of the Government.

14 March 2019

The Georgian Expert Assessment Group for the Green List established

The Green List journey has started in earnest in Georgia, with the formation of an Expert Assessment Group for the Green List (EAGL). Comprised of national experts from a range of diverse backgrounds, the 10 members of the Georgian EAGL are ready to lead the Green List work in their country. EAGLs are the national expert bodies set up within a jurisdiction, e.g. a country or region within a country.

The first meeting of the EAGL is already being planned, where they will be trained on the IUCN Green List programme, including the IUCN Green List Standard, the User Manual and COMPASS (the internal data management system) platform. Their first major task will be to adapt the indicators of the principles of the IUCN Green List Standard into the Georgian context. The adapted indicator list will soon be published for public consultation, please check the IUCN Green list website for updates. This ensures that the IUCN Green List fulfils its tagline of “globally consistent, locally relevant”.

Georgia has incredibly diverse landscapes and is a haven for biodiversity, ranging from woodlands and forests to alpine terrain to desert and has a long coastline bordering the Black Sea. This rich myriad of biomes is protected under Georgia’s robust system of protected areas. Categories of protected areas in Georgia include strict nature reserves, national parks, natural monuments and habitat management areas, and newly proposed, although not yet designated, Multiple Use Landscapes. Georgia already has a strong tradition of assessing their protected areas for the last 15 years and are keen to continue this tradition by also adding the good governance component.

The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is the first global standard of best practice for area-based conservation. It is a programme of certification for protected and conserved areas – national parks, natural World Heritage sites, community conserved areas, nature reserves and so on – that are effectively managed and fairly governed. By giving recognition to well-managed and well-governed protected and conserved areas, the IUCN Green List aims to increase the number of natural areas delivering long-lasting conservation results for people and nature.

12 March 2019

Navenakhevi Cave is open and welcomes visitors

28 January 2019

A Memorandum was signed at the Agency of Protected Areas

 Memorandum was signed between Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Georgia’s LEPL Agency of Protected Areas and Organization ‘Society of Nature Conservation.’

31 December 2018

Eco-educational activities

Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Georgia’s LEPL Agency of Protected Areas actively participating in eco-educational activities in 2018 year. In the frame of the activities, lectures and meetings with population was holding actively.

14 December 2018

Grant for the development of protected areas

At the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Grant agreement was signed by the Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Mr. Levan Davitashvili and representative of UNDP Program, Mrs. Munkhtuya Antargerel.

29 November 2018

Navenakhevi Cave was opened in Terjola Municipality

By the organization of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia’s LEPL Agency of Protected Areas and City Hall of Terjola Municipality, Navenakhevi Cave was opened. 

30 September 2018

Selective Competition of Expert Group (EAGL)

Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia’s LEPL Agency of Protected Areas is going to  present protected areas  in Green List of IUCN.

11 September 2018

Meeting with the members of Czech Republic’s Environmental Committee

Czech Environmental Protection Committee members were visiting Georgia. The meetings were held at the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia together with Parliament of Georgia's  and Tbilisi City Hall's representatives.

07 August 2018

Shepard's Day Tushetoba 2018

Sheprad’s Day Tushetoba was celebrated in Tusheti, Village Omalo. The participants were addressed by the Governor of Kakheti Mr.Irakli Kadagishvili, Mayor of Akhmeta Municipality Mr. Ioseb Karumashvili and Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas Mr. Valerian Mchedlidze.

06 July 2018

Auction - Sataplia Managed Reserve's infrastructure

Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia enters for consumption Sataplia Managed Reserve’s infrastructure.