FLEG Film is among Winners of EU 3-minute Film Festival 2015

On June 12, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia officially awarded prizes to the winners of the EU 3-minute Film Festival 2015, the competition for 3-minute mobile phone films. The festival, in its fourth year, addressed young participants aged between 16 to 25 years old.

The contest ran from March 27 to May 31. Some 29 contestants took part in the competition.

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Supporting forest restoration in Ajara, Georgia

FLEG II has purchased a mini-tractor, drilling mechanism, cultivator and rotating cultivator for the Forestry Agency of Ajara (FAA). Under this Program, forest restoration works were initiated in Khulo Municipality of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia. FLEG II contributes to fencing of more than 100 ha of degraded forest near village Bodzauri to protect it from cattle grazing.  

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FLEG Publishes Tusheti Local Governance Article in Protected Areas Journal

eco.mont includes peer-reviewed account of transfer to local control in its July 2015 edition

The transfer of management control of forests within the Tusheti Protected Landscape to local Tusheti people was the first decentralization of land management in Georgia since the beginning of the Soviet era. It took many years and concerted efforts from many actors, and today the eco.mont Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research published the account in its July 2015 edition.

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Role Playing Brings Real Solutions

Protected Area rangers in Georgia get new enforcement tools from five-day trainings

With a loud boom, the gavel came down and the defendant hung his head. From the moment the rangers in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park caught him illegally cutting firewood in the park, he had hoped some sort of procedural error would help him avoid punishment. He knew he was guilty, and with the sound of the gavel, it was now official. The 400 Georgian Lari fine won’t bankrupt his family, but it hurts, and he will think twice before going to a Protected Area to collect fuelwood.

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More heat with less wood