Georgia is a small country, about the size of Bavaria. But the biodiversity is huge. Especially in the isolated mountain regions, species developed that you can't find anywhere else on the planet. This great biodiversity has to be preserved, and this is why KfW supports Georgia on behalf of the German Federal Government in establishing a network of national parks. It extends from the subtropical rainforests in Adjaria on the Black Sea coast across the Greater Caucasus right to the steppe landscapes at the frontier to Azerbaijan. In our video we present three Georgian national parks – Vazhlovani, Kazbegi and Kintrishi, to show you some examples of KfW's work.
How species are preserved in Georgia's national parks (KfW Group/Thomas Schuch/Alia Begisheva).
Published on KfW Stories: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The described project contributes to the following United Nationsʼ Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
Protecting biodiversity, using it sustainably and fairly sharing its benefits are important factors in sustainable development. About 30 per cent of the worldʼs fish stocks are overfished. In the European part of the Atlantic, this figure is 63 per cent; in the Mediterranean, it is already 82 per cent. Global warming and the acidification of the oceans also threaten peoplesʼ livelihoods. Each year around ten million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans. This does not degrade biologically, instead it disintegrates into smaller and smaller particles. Since marine animals mistake the plastic particles for food, these particles also end up in the human food chain.
All United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda in 2015. At its heart is a list of 17 goals for sustainable development, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our world should become a place where people are able to live in peace with each other in ways that are ecologically compatible, socially just, and economically effective.