ecology in Caucasus

Racha National Park to be created in Georgia

Racha National Park to be created in Georgia

The Georgian Government will create the Racha National Park green area in the west of the country, with new jobs, preservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources among the goals of the project. To be …

Two Georgian territories granted UNESCO biosphere reserve status

Two Georgian territories granted UNESCO biosphere reserve status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has granted the status of biosphere reserves to two Georgian territories in a first for the South Caucasus region, following a Government submission of the Dedoplistskaro and …

Specially protected lake Adzhi to be cleaned up in Dagestan

Specially protected lake Adzhi to be cleaned up in Dagestan

The authorities of Dagestan intend to completely restore Lake Adzhi (Papas) on the border of the republic's Kayakent and Derbent regions in the next three years, the region's Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology  press service …

Lake Sevan's water levels continue to drop

Lake Sevan's water levels continue to drop

The water level of Armenia’s Lake Sevan has decreased by 13 centimeters compared to the same day last year, according to the State Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Service of Armenia. As of February 1, 2022, Lake Sevan is 1900 …

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

Armenia bans thin plastic bags

From today, it is impossible to buy plastic bags in Armenia, the density of which is less than 50 microns. Thus, only the thickest ones are allowed in the country. The sale of plastic bags at all trade objects and their use for the …

Water pipeline introduced in Makhachkala to save  Ak-Gel lake

Water pipeline introduced in Makhachkala to save Ak-Gel lake

The head of Dagestan Sergey Melikov took part in the commissioning of a water pipeline connecting the October Revolution Canal with the shallow Ak-Gel lake. At the commissioning event, the head of the region noted that the work to save …

Azerbaijan developing water resources strategy

Azerbaijan developing water resources strategy

A strategy regarding water resources is being developed in Azerbaijan on behalf of President of Ilham Aliyev, Deputy Minister of Economy Sahib Alakbarov said during the discussion of documents included in the 2022 state budget package at a joint …

Georgia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels

Georgia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has delivered a speech at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the United Kingdom, touching on ‘critical importance’ of COP26 for Georgia.  …

Protesters against Namakhvani HPP project leave Tbilisi

Protesters against Namakhvani HPP project leave Tbilisi

Protesters against the construction of the Namakhvani hydro power plant (HPP) in western Georgia have stopped their protest rally in the capital city of Tbilisi and say that they will continue the fight directly at the construction site of …

Azerbaijan to set up national park in Karabakh

Azerbaijan to set up national park in Karabakh

Azerbaijan will set up a new national park in the territories liberated from Armenian occupation, Deputy Head of the Biodiversity Protection Service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Arzu Samadova said. According to …

Essentuki invites  to renovated Resort Park

Essentuki invites to renovated Resort Park

In Yessentuki, the opening of the landscaped upper Panteleimonovskaya part of the Kurortny Park is timed to coincide with May Day, the information policy department of the government of Stavropol informs. During the restoration, small …