List of protected areas of Georgia

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The South Caucasian nation of Georgia is home to several protected areas, which receive protection because of their environmental, cultural or similar value. The oldest of these – now known as the Lagodekhi Protected Areas – dates back to 1912, when Georgia was part of the Russian Empire.

The total area of Georgia’s protected territories is 511,123 hectares, which amounts to approximately 7% of the country’s territory. There are 14 Strict Nature Reserves, 10 National Parks, 18 Managed Nature Reserves, 40 Natural Monuments and 2 Protected Landscapes in Georgia. Strict nature reserves comprise 140,672 ha, while national parks cover 276,724 ha.[1] The total number of visitors in 2014 has exceeded 279,000.[2]

Strict Nature Reserves[edit]

  • Babaneuri Strict Nature Reserve
  • Batsara Strict Nature Reserve
  • Bichvinta-Miuseri Strict Nature Reserve
  • Borjomi Strict Nature Reserve
  • Kintrishi Strict Nature Reserve
  • Kobuleti Strict Nature Reserve
  • Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve
  • Liakhvi Strict Nature Reserve
  • Mariamjvari Strict Nature Reserve
  • Pskhu-Gumisti Strict Nature Reserve
  • Ritsa Strict Nature Reserve
  • Sataplia Strict Nature Reserve
  • Tusheti Strict Nature Reserve
  • Vashlovani Strict Nature Reserve

National parks[edit]

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Managed Reserves[edit]

Natural Monuments[edit]

  • Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument
  • Alazani Floodplain Forests Natural Monument
  • Artsivis Kheoba (Eagle Gorge) Natural Monument
  • Balda Canyon Natural Monument
  • Bgheri Cave Natural Monument
  • Bodorna Rock Columns Natural Monument
  • Dashbash Canyon Natural Monument
  • Didghele Cave Natural Monument
  • Gabzaruli Tba (Cracked Lake) Natural Monument
  • Ghliana Cave Natural Monument
  • Gochkadili Canyon Natural Monument
  • Goderdzi Petrified Forest Natural Monument
  • Iazoni (Jason) Cave Natural Monument
  • Jortsku Cave Natural Monument
  • Jvari Overpass Travertine Natural Monument
  • Keterisi Mineral Vaucluse
  • Khomuli Cave Natural Monument
  • Melouri Cave Natural Monument
  • Motena Cave Natural Monument
  • Mukhura Waterfall Natural Monument
  • Nagarevi Cave Natural Monument
  • Navenakhevi Cave Natural Monument
  • Nazodelao Cave Natural Monument
  • Ochkhomuri Waterfall Natural Monument
  • Okatse (Kinchkha) Waterfall Natural Monument
  • Okatse Canyon Natural Monument
  • Oniore Waterfall and Toba First Cave Natural Monuments
  • Prometheus Cave Natural Monument
  • River Abasha Waterfall Natural Monument
  • Sakazhia Cave Natural Monument
  • Sakhizari Cliff Natural Monument
  • Samshvilde Canyon Natural Monument
  • Satsurblia Cave Natural Monument
  • Solkota Cave Natural Monument
  • Takhti-Tepa Natural Monument
  • Tetra Cave Natural Monument
  • Toba Waterfall and Arsen Okrojanashvili Cave Natural Monument
  • Truso Travertines Natural Monument
  • Tskaltsitela Gorge Natural Monument
  • Tsutskhvati Cave Natural Monument

Protected Landscapes[edit]

Planned protected areas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Parks. Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia. Retrieved on January 11, 2014
  2. ^ Statistics'. Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia. Retrieved on January 11, 2014
  3. ^ Planned Protected Areas. Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia. Retrieved on January 7, 2010