Faculty of Law

Department of Conservation Kolkheti Peatbogs Habitat and Water Ecosystems

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The Department of Conservation Kolkheti Peatbogs Habitat and Water Ecosystems

The Department of Conservation Kolkheti Peatbogs Habitat and Water Ecosystems was established due to the rich scientific research achievements and need for further development of studies in Colchis water-swamp ecosystems, which is a unique refuge for a wide variety of flora and fauna, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, especially waterfowl and migratory birds. It boasts the world's first percolative sphagnum peat, relic forests, and Colchis shoreline habitat.

This area is the most important route for the migratory birds, especially for raptors heading towards Europe and Russia's Arctic region.

Research Priorities: 

Biodiversity conservation and wise use of natural resources in Kolkheti wetland habitat (wetlands sphagnum, peat forest relic, fresh water pools, beach sand dunes, wetlands and meadows) service.

Biodiversity conservation of Black Sea coastal zone ichthyo fauna and mammals; development of the ecosystem approach for responsible fisheries.

 


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