Protected Areas of Georgia

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#1)  Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby KoutaR » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:04 am

Videos (in English) and photos from the national parks and other protected areas of Georgia (Caucasus):

http://www.dpa.gov.ge/index.php?site-id=5
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#2)  Re: Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby edfrank » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:24 pm

Kouta,

Thanks for the links.

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#3)  Re: Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby Joe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:32 am

I just checked out the photo gallery. Very nice! I wonder if there's much of  tourist industry there? If they can keep the region peaceful- such an industry could be good for their economy.
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#4)  Re: Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby KoutaR » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:31 am

Joe,

I do not know much about Georgia. I just run into the site when I was searching hiking trip possibilities for coming years. I suppose the tourist infrastructure is quite undeveloped at the moment, but the region has a great potential, indeed. Georgia should be peaceful excluding Abkhazia and South Ossetia which now consider themself independent states.

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#5)  Re: Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby mdavie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:06 pm

There probably is a good deal of potential, it's one of the few areas of temperate rainforest in the world. The prevailing weather patterns off of the Black Sea into the mountains creates a great deal of precipitation.
 Vladimir Dinets had written Christopher Earle about some big Caucasian firs in a park in Russia near the border with Georgia that were huge. There's also an adjacent section of NE Turkey with similar forests.
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#6)  Re: Protected Areas of Georgia

Postby KoutaR » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:28 am

Russian Caucasus (and adjacent Abkhazia) would be a superb destination for a tall tree hunting exploration, but unfortunately it is a dangerous region nowadays with a powerful mafia and a lot of crime and violence.

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