Tbilisi: In Ajamet, with the support of BP Georgia, the Imeruli oak restoration project is being implemented by the Georgian Agency of protected areas. Within the framework of the project, a memorandum was signed between the Agency of Protected Areas and the Association of Biological Farms “Elkana”.
With the execution of this project “Imeruli oak restoration in Ajamet Agketili”, the agency envisages the planting of up to Five thousand Imeruli oak saplings in an area of up to two hectares of land. These Imeruli oak saplings will be subjected to regular care and monitoring for two years to ensure a proper and healthy growth.
Notably, the memorandum for the Imeruli oak restoration project was signed by Davit Iosebashvili, Head of the Protected Areas Agency, and Mariam Jorjadze, Executive Director of the Association of Biological Farms “Elkana”.
The cooperation between the Agency of Protected Areas and BP Georgia envisages strengthening the sustainable development of the system of protected areas and the conservaiton of biodiversity. Additionally, it will enhance the potential of ecotourism in the protected areas of Georgia.
With an increased inflow of tourists in the region, it will also improve the socio-economic conditions of the population that resides in the vicinity of the protected areas.
The Agency of Protected Areas works on the implementation of the most important measures in the direction of forest maintenance and restoration in the protected areas of Georgia. Among these measures, one of the priorities of which is the conservation of Imeruli oak in Ajameti.