Environmental Performance Reviews: Georgia

Third Review

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This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Georgia. The review takes stock of the progress made by Georgia in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2010 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. It also discusses issues on air protection, water management, including protection of the Black Sea, waste management, biodiversity, forests and protected areas, energy, industry, agriculture, transport, forestry, tourism, health and risk management of natural and technological/anthropogenic hazards.



Biodiversity and protected areas

The current status of most species is unknown, which makes it difficult to compare trends over time and plan conservation activities. There have been 16,054 fauna species recorded, 758 of which are chordates. In 2005, the Red List was compiled for the first time, resulting in the incorporation of 197 species of which 141 are animal species – 29 species of mammals, 35 birds and 11 reptiles – and 56 are plant species. The Red List is already out of date.


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