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ASSESSMENT OF ECOTOURISM POTENTIAL OF THE PROTECTED AREAS OF GEORGIA

HIDRIA has just been selected to compete at the final selection phase for developing a study that assesses the ecotourism potential of the protected areas of Georgia, one of the countries located at the South of the Caucasus region. Our competitor will be an Austrian company, with an extensive experience in natural protected areas management. Nowadays, we are already working on the proposal, in coordination with our local partners who are keys in order to hit the mark with a coherent and reasonable proposal and in accordance with the real needs of the country.

Georgia is an exceptional country, in only 67.000 km2 (the sizeGEORGIA of Irlend), peaks of 5.000m high, glaciers, alpine meadows, subtropical coasts, humid regions and large areas of virgin forest can be found. The national parks and the protected areas cover more than 7% of the country, of which 75% are forested areas. There are 14 nature reserves, 9 national parks, 17 protected areas and 14 natural monuments and protected landscapes.