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Protected Areas

In Georgia the history of Protected Areas dates back many centuries. The first Protected Area – Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve was established as early as 1912.

At present the total area of Protected Areas is 511 123 hectares, which is about 7 % of the country’s territory. About 75 % of Protected Areas are covered by forests.

There are 14 Strict Nature Reserves, 9 National Parks, 17 Managed Nature Reserves, 14 Natural Monuments and 2 Protected Landscapes in Georgia.

Primary function of the Protected Areas is protection of natural heritage of the country.

Strict Nature Reserves – 141473 ha;
National Parks – 270740,83 ha;
Managed Nature Reserves – 64085 ha;
Natural Monuments – 314 ha;
Protected Landscapes – 34510 ha.