FLEG Supports Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment for Georgia
During a meeting organized by WWF on De- cember 16, 2014, Georgiy Bondaruk, FLEG II program consultant, presented a draft outline of the assessment, carried out under the FSC scheme, to the members of the Working Group of Georgia on FSC Standards, and received their comments.
Home at Last: Tusheti Protected Landscape Officially Under Local Control
AKHMETA, Georgia—In September of 2014, the Georgian Government officially transferred forest management control of the Tusheti Protected Landscape to the Tushetian people by authorizing the local Tusheti Protected Landscape Administration (TPLA) to manage the forests in the Protected Area.
Celebrating FSC Friday in Georgia
On September 26, 2014 in the framework of FLEG II Program a meeting was held at the WWF-Caucasus Programme Office in Tbilisi about the importance of FSC-based voluntary forest certification and relevant perspectives in Georgia.
Preparing the final mile in historic handover of Georgian forest protection to local control
Local residents are closer than ever to assuming control over the Tusheti Protected Landscape, a sublime landscape located in Akhmeta, Kakheti, in north-eastern Georgia. Together with Tusheti Strict Nature Reserve and Tusheti National Park, the Tusheti Protected Landscape is part of the 31’518 hectare Tusheti Protected Area, one of Europe’s largest protected areas.
REGIONAL CONFERENCE of ENPI East and Central Asian Countries to update on the 2005 Saint Petersburg [ENA FLEG] Ministerial Declaration
TBILISI, July 9, 2014 – Representatives of ten countries gathered at the Hotel Marriot Courtyard in Tbilisi today to discuss the progress made on the implementation of the recommendations of St. Petersburg Declaration of 2005.
National Program Advisory Committee confirms support for the ENPI FLEG II Country Work Plan in Georgia
The first meeting of the Georgian National Program Advisory Committee (NPAC) for the second phase of ENPI FLEG II took place in Tbilisi, in the National Forest Agency office on October 16, 2013.