“For the first time ever in the history of Georgia and Caucasus, UNESCO has ruled to assign the status of Biosphere Reserve to two territories in our country,” stated Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.
Biosphere Reserve improves environmental, economic and social conditions in a region through prudent use of natural and human resources, thereby facilitating business performance, especially through organic production, thus increasing prospects of tourism. It is therefore important for the sustainable development of a diverse local economy.
International recognition of the Dedoplistskaro and Sami Alazani Biosphere Reserves will make a positive impact on the social and economic condition of the local population, thus creating new opportunities of regional and nation-wide development.
“We have been working hard towards this historic achievement since 2015. I express gratitude to each public institution of the country, our international friends and partners engaged in this process, for all their efforts,” stated Garibashvili.