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Global Conservation Fund allocates $250,000 for Technical support of Georgia’s National Park

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Friday, June 15
Global Conservation Fund has allocated $250,000 for Georgia’s Borjomi-Kharagauli national park in the country’s east.

An agreement over the three-year support was signed on Wednesday by the fund , the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture and the Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia .

The deal includes financial and technical support, which covers the provision of modern equipment for the park administration.

“ The deal will enable the park administration staff to carry out their duties better,” the deputy Environment and Agriculture Minister Giorgi Khanishvili said.

Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is a protected area located 160 kilometres from the nation’s capital of Tbilisi in the central part of Georgia that includes 3 regions: Imereti, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Shida Kartli. One of the largest national parks in Georgia includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli.

Together with adjacent Borjomi Nature Reserve, the total area is 851 square kilometres, more than 1?percent of the total territory of Georgia.

The administrative and visitors centres of the Park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. The park administration manages 4 various types of protected areas – Borjomi Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Nedzvi Managed Reserve and Goderdzi fossil forest Natural Monument.