Map / Georgia

Welcome! Here you will find information about Georgia on:

  • Protected Areas management
  • The Training and capacity Needs Assessment reports
  • Capacity building initiatives/projects

Protected Areas management

Protected Areas cover 8.62 % of the country’s overall territory (600,776.037 ha) and the different categories are represented by Strict Nature Reserves, National Parks, Managed Reserves, Natural Monuments, Protected Landscapes and Multiple-use Territory.

Protected Areas are managed and coordinated by the Agency of Protected Areas (APA), the Legal Entities of Public Law under the Ministry of Environment Protection, through Territorial Administrations.

The Training and capacity Needs Assessment

The Training and capacity needs assessment report (2014) The ”Assessment of capacity development needs of Protected Area staff in Eastern Europe. Georgia” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the national Protected Area management system of Georgia in 2013.

The results of the surveys provide detailed information on staffing profiles, training provided in the past three years and structured assessments of competence, based on which recommendations have been developed.

The research and edit of this report have been supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz: BfN) as a component of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (Number: Z1.3-544 11-63/12 (FKZ: 3512 82 1800)).

The report is available for download at the end of the article.

Capacity building initiatives/projects

Different capacity building activities, including various trainings, were conducted for the Agency of Protected Areas and Protected Areas Administration staff in the last years, within different donor-funded projects. However, no specific training programmes for PA staff have been developed so far.

A list of relevant projects is available for download at the end of this article.

For other initiatives in the field of capacity building for Protected Areas that should be included here, please write to us at (state within the subject of the message: Capacity Building Section – Georgia)