Forests play a crucial role both environmentally and economically. Forests form a habitat for thousands of species, protect soil from erosion, regulate water cycle, mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, etc.  In addition, forests provide humans with wood and non-wood resources. Forest is a natural resource that has an exceptional value for Georgia. It has a national, regional and global value and covers approximately 40% of the country area.


Forest in Georgia not only accounts for maintaining unique biodiversity, but also performs social and environmental functions of state importance, supplies local residents with vital resources and provides welfare, poverty eradication and sustainable development of such sectors of economy as agriculture, energy and tourism. The need for forest protection is a globally accepted truth. Georgia is a signee of a number of international treaties and agreements, thus committing to ensure forest management according to sustainable principles.


Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Bogdan Eriashvili

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Tamar Kopaleishvili

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Lasha Gigauri

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Roman Tolordava

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Mariam Sekhniashvili

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Niko Kerdikoshvili

Sustainable Forestry

Photo by: Paata Vardanashvili


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National Seminar – European Experience for Implementation of Environmental and Forestry Policy


National Seminar – European Experience for Implementation of Environmental and Forestry Policy was conducted by CENN initiative in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture with the support of Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).   The seminar was aimed at introduction of

Thinned and Cut Forest in Khashuri


Illegally felled trees, waste dumped in the forest, thinned and cut forest – this is what the woods in the surroundings of villages Ali and Brili look like. There’s a considerably high rate of environmental crimes in Khashuri Municipality.   Based on the latest data, personnel of Supervision De


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