Georgia intends to open 40 nature monuments for tourists
According to the expert of geo-tourism center Zaza Gagua, about 40 natural monuments of Georgia, made to the IUCN Red List, will soon become available for tourists. As the "Business-Georgia" reported, 77 monuments of nature were included there in 1982 - when it was published. Now only 59 of them have left. Several of them are of purely scientific value, but about 40 sites have tourism potential.
The rarity of nature, characterized by its uniqueness were made to the Red List. This uniqueness is of Georgian and the Caucasus scale, as well as globally scale. For example, Metehskaya rock is a unique monument of global importance. Currently, the Ministry of Environmental Protection is working on a definition of the status of these monuments" - said the expert in an interview.
According to him, Batetskoye lakes and Martville waterfalls are of great interest for the tourism industry. Batetskoye lake is located in the Shida Catley in the Karelian region and is analogous to a small lake Rizza. There are 20 monasteries around it. Martville waterfalls are also unique.
"Unfortunately, often even the locals do not know about existence of such sites, meanwhile, in fact the these are realy unique monuments and they have importance for tourist potential" - said Gagua.