Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry.

Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry. Georgian Today After reforms enacted in 2007, the Georgian forestry sector is undergoing changes. The new Law of Georgia on Forest, being drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, will be presented to the Parliament in a couple of weeks. That’s according to Alexander Khetaguri, the …

Georgia getting ready for reforms in forestry. Georgian Today

After reforms enacted in 2007, the Georgian forestry sector is undergoing changes. The new Law of Georgia on Forest, being drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, will be presented to the Parliament in a couple of weeks. That’s according to Alexander Khetaguri, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.


Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues.

Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues. Georgian Today The prospect of the second biggest hydro-power plant being constructed in Georgia (Khudoni) has spurred public controversy for the second time since 1979. In Soviet Georgia, construction was suspended as a result of a wave of national movements and the protests over environmental concerns in 1989.

Khudoni hydro-power plant controversy continues. Georgian Today

The prospect of the second biggest hydro-power plant being constructed in Georgia (Khudoni) has spurred public controversy for the second time since 1979. In Soviet Georgia, construction was suspended as a result of a wave of national movements and the protests over environmental concerns in 1989.


Dariali Gorge without Tergi River.

Dariali Gorge without Tergi River. humanrights.ge  Construction and operation of Dariali HES in Dariali Gorge will cause inevitable damage of the eco-system. Non-governmental organizations “Green Alternative” and “Stepantsminda” released this conclusion after the report of the project “Evaluation of the Impact on Natural and Social Environment” was discussed. 

Dariali Gorge without Tergi River. humanrights.ge 

Construction and operation of Dariali HES in Dariali Gorge will cause inevitable damage of the eco-system. Non-governmental organizations “Green Alternative” and “Stepantsminda” released this conclusion after the report of the project “Evaluation of the Impact on Natural and Social Environment” was discussed. 


Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement.

Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement. Democracy & Freedom Watch Khudoni would have been the second largest hydro power project in Georgia, after Enguri, Europe’s largest. But it was stopped by an environmental campaign over 20 years ago, in which former prime minister Zurab Zhvania played a central role.

Interior minister to handle hydro power resettlement. Democracy & Freedom Watch

Khudoni would have been the second largest hydro power project in Georgia, after Enguri, Europe’s largest. But it was stopped by an environmental campaign over 20 years ago, in which former prime minister Zurab Zhvania played a central role.


Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All.

Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All. Institute for War & Peace Reporting The Georgian government is determined to open up hunting as a commercial industry, dismissing concerns about the environmental impact of deregulation.

Georgian Environmentalists Fear Hunting Free-For-All. Institute for War & Peace Reporting

The Georgian government is determined to open up hunting as a commercial industry, dismissing concerns about the environmental impact of deregulation.


WWF – “Hunting in National Parks is Unacceptable”.

WWF – “Hunting in National Parks is Unacceptable”. humanrights.ge  The draft law initiated by the representatives of Parliamentary majority on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts envisages adoption of new rules and procedures regarding the animal and plants on the edge of extinction. 

WWF – “Hunting in National Parks is Unacceptable”. humanrights.ge 

The draft law initiated by the representatives of Parliamentary majority on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts envisages adoption of new rules and procedures regarding the animal and plants on the edge of extinction. 


Proposed Draft Law Raises Concern.

Proposed Draft Law Raises Concern. Georgian Today Proposing legislation improvements and amendments to some legislative acts, including those of the Red List and Red Book, as well as the System of Protected Areas were made and submitted to the Parliament of Georgia. The draft law is scheduled to be heard and discussed in October of 2011 …

Proposed Draft Law Raises Concern. Georgian Today

Proposing legislation improvements and amendments to some legislative acts, including those of the Red List and Red Book, as well as the System of Protected Areas were made and submitted to the Parliament of Georgia. The draft law is scheduled to be heard and discussed in October of 2011 according to the announcement published on the Aarhus Georgia website.


PETITION OF THE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM GEORGIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM.

PETITION OF THE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM GEORGIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM. humanrights.ge  Member organizations of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform express their concern over the illegal dispersal and detention of striking trade union members from Kutaisi metallurgical plant Herkulesi with some of them on hunger strike, which …

PETITION OF THE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM GEORGIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM. humanrights.ge 

Member organizations of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform express their concern over the illegal dispersal and detention of striking trade union members from Kutaisi metallurgical plant Herkulesi with some of them on hunger strike, which took place in the evening of September 15, 2011.


Construction of the Dariali Hydro-Electro Station Started.

Construction of the Dariali Hydro-Electro Station Started. humanrights.ge  Construction of 109 kilowatt hydro-electro station Dariali has started in Kazbegi district. Director General of the Darial-Energy, Ltd Lasha Iordanashvili confirmed the information with the Information Center of Mtkheta-Mtianeti.

Construction of the Dariali Hydro-Electro Station Started. humanrights.ge 

Construction of 109 kilowatt hydro-electro station Dariali has started in Kazbegi district. Director General of the Darial-Energy, Ltd Lasha Iordanashvili confirmed the information with the Information Center of Mtkheta-Mtianeti.


Possible Negative Effects of Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station Construction Underestimated.

Possible Negative Effects of Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station Construction Underestimated. humanrights.ge  Ltd Dariali Energy which is going to start construction in Kazbegi region in a month has not made an evaluation of the eternal impact of the hydro-electric power station nor it has calculated negative outcomes of the project. The analyst of Green Alternative Keti Gujaraidze …

Possible Negative Effects of Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station Construction Underestimated. humanrights.ge 

Ltd Dariali Energy which is going to start construction in Kazbegi region in a month has not made an evaluation of the eternal impact of the hydro-electric power station nor it has calculated negative outcomes of the project. The analyst of Green Alternative Keti Gujaraidze stated the corresponding to Mtskheta Mtianeti Information Center.


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