A group of activists in the Daghestani capital Makhachkala have began collecting signatures in an attempt to save the city’s Ak-Gel park. [Read more…]
A landslide and flood hit parts of Borjomi, a resort in southern Georgia, on 20 May. [Read more…]
Mining company Georgian Manganese has expressed concern at the Ministry of Environment’s decision to appoint a ‘special manager’ to the company. They claim that because of the state-appointed manager’s lack of competence, their operations have been ‘paralysed’. [Read more…]
The local authorities in the Daghestani city of Kaspiysk were fined ₽300,000 ($5,400) on 14 April, for building on the city’s beach.
Farmers from southern Georgia’s historic Meskheti region are struggling to plant crops this spring. Meskhetian farmers complain of increased prices on fuel and equipment and say that this year they will plant a much smaller area than last year. [Read more…]
On 5 April, Georgia’s Ministry of Environment revealed the illegal felling and transportation in western Georgia of Colchis box trees — a species of slow-growing, endangered evergreen shrubs. [Read more…]
Georgia’s billionaire ex prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has been ripping up ancient and rare trees from across the country and transporting them to his private arboretum in Ureki. While the government claims it is for their own protection, activists continue to challenge the move. [Read more…]