Consulting Service for the Employees of Vashlovani
National Reserve and National Park, Lagodekhi Reserve and Managed Reserve, Tusheti
Reserve and National Park, Batsara-Babaneuri Reserve and Ilto Managed Reserve,
and the Department of the Protected Territories concerning Wild Life Assessment
and Data Analysis
Donor: Agency for Sustainable Project Development/
Project Implementation Period: 2006-2007
NACRES won the tender organized by the Agency for Sustainable
project development within the frames of the World Bank project and offered a
consulting service, i.e. training to the employees of the following four protected
territories: Vashlovani National Park, Lagodekhi Reserve, Batsara-Babaneuri
State Reserve and Ilto Managed Reserve, and Tusheti National Park.
The topic of these trainings concentrates on biodiversity monitoring,
the course of trainings considers fieldwork methods and techniques as well as an
assessment and interpretation of the collected materials. The types of
trainings are as follows: 1. Non-field theoretical trainings (how to monitor
biodiversity); 2. Field trainings.
Theoretical trainings are aimed for the park rangers and for
the employees of the Department of the Protected Territories. These trainings
will be held in the nearest future.
Currently NACRES organizes field trainings for the park rangers.
Trainings were held in the Lagodekhi and Batsara-Babaneuri reserves and on the Peroza
area of the Tusheti National Park. Trainings will be held in the Vashlovani National
These trainings are aimed mainly for the field workers, i.e.
park rangers. They cover all the necessary aspects dealing with data collection
for the biodiversity monitoring.
It is worth mentioning that these trainings appeared very
useful for the park rangers. They learned how to develop maps, how to utilize various
instruments, how to set photo-traps and etc.
These trainings will certainly promote contemporary
methodology-based biodiversity monitoring on the protected territories in the
The project also aims to publish a biodiversity monitoring
guide-book (in two parts) for park rangers. NACRES has already developed the
draft of this guide.
information please contact Irakli Shavgulidze, Conservation Program