Georgia’s Vashlovani Protected Area receives European recognition

8 Jul 2015

Vashlovani Protected Area, affectionately called “Georgian Safari”, is one of the most beautiful places you might hope to see in Georgia. Breathtaking landscapes and abundance of wild animals make Vashlovani a “must visit” site for tourists. This year, this beautiful place also caught the eye of the international community: The Council of Europe granted it a prestigious award - the European Diploma for Protected Areas. It is a prestigious international award granted since 1965 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It recognizes natural and semi-natural areas and landscapes of exceptional European importance for the preservation of biological, geological and landscape diversity and which are managed in an exemplary way.