National parks of Georgia
Georgia has a long history of establishing Protected Areas dating back to 1912 when the Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve was created. Nowadays, protected areas make up to 7% of the country’s territory (384 684 ha) and about 75% of protected areas are covered by forests.
Georgian Protected Areas include:
- 11 Strict Nature Reserves
- 9 National Parks
- 12 Managed Nature Reserves
- 14 Natural Monuments
- 2 Protected Landscapes
Management and coordination of the Protected Areas is implemented by a Legal Entity of Public Law Protected Areas Agency of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia.
- Elizbarashvili, Nodar; Kupatadze, Bondo (2011). 100 sights of Georgia. Tbilisi: Publishing house Clio. ISBN 978-9941-415-33-3.
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