26 February 2014

Competition for Improvement of Socio-Economical Conditions of Local Population in Kazbegi Municipality

Transboundary Joint Secretariat for Nature Conservation in the South Caucasus (TJS), in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, the Agency of Protected Areas, the Municipality of Kazbegi and the regional working group is implementing a program aiming to improve the socio-economical conditions of the local population living in the nearby areas of Kazbegi National Park.

25 February 2014

APA Chairman Visits Armenia

From February 20 through February 22, 2014, Rati Japaradize, Head of the Agency of Protected Areas, held a work-related visit to Armenia within the framework of the Transboundary Joint Secretariat (TJS).

25 February 2014

Winter Tourism Development Possibilities in Tusheti

On February 21, 2014, in the village of KvemoOmalo, at the Administration of Tusheti Protected Areas a meeting regarding winter tourism development opportunities in Tusheti was held. 

20 February 2014

Agreement is signed with the Bank of Georgia

According to the agreement signed between the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and the Black Sea Terminal, the latter must implement compensatory measures as defined in the Environment Impact Assessment 

19 February 2014

First Aid Training Course

On February 18, 2014, under the initiative of the Agency of Protected Areas and Environmental Information and Education Center, the Medical Company Medsecort conducted training course in the basics of the First Aid for the employees of Tusheti PA, Lagodekhi PA and Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.   

16 February 2014

Strict Security Measures at Tbilisi NP

On February 11 and 14, 2014, the rangers of Martkopi district of Tbilisi National Park identified several cases of illegal wood logging. 

14 February 2014

Eco Tourism Development Workshop at Courtyard Marriott

On February 13, 2014, the workshop related to development of eco and biodiversity based tourism products in Protected Areas and National Parks of Georgia was held at Tbilisi Courtyard Marriott Hotel. 

12 February 2014

Meeting at the World Bank Georgia Office

On February 11, 2014, the meeting was held at the World Bank Georgia Office, which was attended by Rati Japaridze - the Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas, Ahmed R. Eiweida - Task Team Leader for the Regional Development Project.

11 February 2014

The Chairman of APA visits Stepantsminda

On February 10, the Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas Rati Japaridze held a meeting with the Head of Municipal Committee Zaza Alibegashvili during which the issue of construction of a new joint PA and tourist informational building was discussed. 

05 February 2014

Fire on the Territory of Kobuleti PA

On the night of February 3, the fire broke out on the territory of Kobuleti Protected Areas as a result of which, the unique swamp Ispani located within the PA boundaries has been damaged. 

05 February 2014

February 2nd, the World Wetlands Protection Day

February 2nd is the World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. The Convention offers protection of the Wetlands and conservation of habitats of migratory waterbirds worldwide. 

29 January 2014

Third Meeting of the Advisory Board of APA

On January 21 the third advisory board meeting was held at the Agency of Protected Areas. Representatives from the non-public (NGO sector), international organizations, and university officials attended the meeting where different issues related to problems currently existing in the Agency, as well as current and implemented projects and future plans were discussed.

27 January 2014

TWINING Project implementation in the Protected Areas of Georgia

On January 27 there was the meeting in the Imereti Caves Protected Areas Administration. within the European Union financed Twinning project: “Strengthening Management of Protected Areas of Georgia”.

24 January 2014

Tightened Security Measures at Tbilisi National Park

In order to better secure the internal car roads at the territory of the Tbilisi National Park (which includes Saguramo, Tianeti, Gldani, Martkopi and gardabani districts) special control plan has been developed. 

13 January 2014

Rati Japaridze visits Hiking Camp Iglu

On January 13th, the Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas (APA) Rati Japaridze visited outdoor youth camp Iglu in Mtskheta, organized by the National Hiking Federation.