Project-Development of Pshav-Khevsureti Protected Areas  Management Plan

Pshav-Khevsureti National Park and Asa Managed Reserve functional zones map, developed as a result of various meetings with Pshav-Khevsureti National Park administration, was updated based on meetings and consultations with nearby population of Pshav-Khevsureti Protected Areas (in districts of Ukanapshavi, Mighmakhevi, Shatili and Arkhoti), held on 4th, 5th, 6th, 21st and 31st of July, 2018. Together with local population, the meetings were attended by local and international consultants, representatives of the Agency of Protected Areas and GFA Consulting Group. As a result of the meetings, 3 functional zones were defined on the territories of Pshav-Khevsureti National Park and Asa Managed Reserve (strict protection, traditional use and visitor zones), which subsequently were agreed with the Regional Advisory Committee and the Agency of Protected Areas.

Areas of functional zones of Pshav-Khevsureti National Park and Asa Managed Reserve are presented below:

  1. Strict Protection Zone – 26,32 ha;
  2. Visitor Zone – 2,037.51 ha;
  3. Traditional Use Zone – 50,581.62 ha;

Among them:

Pshav-Khevsureti National Park

Strict Protection Zone – 22,635.85 ha;

Visitor Zone – 2,037.51 ha;

Traditional Use Zone – 50,099.70 ha;

Asa Managed Reserve

Strict Protection Zone – 3,461.47 ha;

Traditional Use Zone – 481.91 ha;

The project „Development of Pshav-Khevsureti Protected Areas Management Plan“ is supported by the German Development Bank (KFW) and GFA Consulting Group.