The objective of this research is to conduct a participatory evaluation of the pilot projects in Akhmeta/Tusheti region of Georgia implemented by Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus Program. Pilot measures include interventions related to spatial planning/land-use planning, winter school, sustainable forest management, sustainable pasture management and bio-engineering aiming at the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Biodiversity, which generally refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth, is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. In spite of this, the diversity of species and the proper functioning of ecosystems are currently under threat. There is a considerable pressure from the local population, private industry and governments to exploit natural resources, and during the last few decades, the rate of biodiversity degradation has been extremely high. In order to develop effective strategy for reducing biodiversity loss, ISET team guided by external consultant, evaluates the direct and indirect impacts of pilot measures as well as their potential for continuation and scaling up.



Main Researchers

Irakli (Rati) Kochlamazashvili

Salome Gelashvili

Donors and Partners

GIZ Office South Caucasus

Project Milestones

Status: Completed

Start Date: November, 2017

End Date: August, 2018

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