The presentation of the June Issue of National Geographic Magazine – Georgia, took place at Georgian National Museum on June 14.
Presentation of the June Issue of National Geographic Magazine - Georgia
By Mariam Chanishvili
Monday, June 17
June Issue is dedicated to wildlife. Georgian authors are talking about wild animals by using unique photographs.
The visitors had a chance to get familiar with the Black Sea dolphins and talk to the scientists who study them, such as Professor Natia Kopaliani from Ilia State University. A short documentary video featuring the Black Sea Dolphins was presented to the public, and a short discussion session followed the screening.
As the expansion of cities is connected to technological advancement and the need for more space for people to settle in, which is a primary characteristic of industrialization, it usually leads to encroachment of land that is inhabited by animals. As a result, the natural habitat of animals grows smaller.
It is worth mentioning that Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is the most common species of dolphin in the Black Sea nearshore waters; this dolphin is common at the coasts of all continents, in all oceans, except polar regions.
June issue features information about “Wildlife Tourism,” Pangolins that are among endangered species due to poverty and indifferent attitude of people and poachers nowadays, the Sargasso Sea, which includes the mythical region, which is called the Bermuda Triangle.
National Geographic Magazine Georgia implemented the event within the frames of the joint project with Georgia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about science, geography, history, and world culture.
The main goal of the magazine is to raise public awareness in any of the natural, historical, and social and economic sciences as well as technologies. “National Geographic Georgia,” with the highest level of photography, tells us fascinating stories about History, Archeology, Anthropology / Ethnography, Religious Studies, New Technologies, Medicine, Biology, Physics, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Geography, Meteorology / Climate, Geology, Wildlife Nature and Architecture.
It provides access to reliable information about significant events.
The official partner of the project is Silknet Georgia.