The World Heritage Committee today inscribed Colchic rainforests and wetlands of Georgia on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Mtirala and Kolkheti National Parks, as well as the Kintrishi and Kobuleti protected areas added to the list, said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, dubbing it as “paramount event not only for the country but also for the region”.
Georgian President Salome Zourabicvili says it is “an absolutely worthy addition to the World Heritage list.”
An absolutely worthy addition to the #WorldHeritage list.
Visiting this beautiful and unique ecosystem last year was a great experience, part of the wealth of Georgia that we should all discover, preserve and protect.@UNESCO https://t.co/792e7oIh9X pic.twitter.com/TQ5InD5RAO
— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) July 26, 2021
Georgian authorities also echo the recent decision.
Mtirala and Kolkheti national parks and Kintrishi and Kobuleti protected areas in western 🇬🇪 are now @UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites.
— Nikoloz Samkharadze (@Samkharadze79) July 26, 2021
Great news! 🇬🇪’s Colchic Rainforests & Wetlands have been inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List! My sincere felicitations to our country on this huge accomplishment! Mesmerizing landscapes are among the outstanding assets of our beautiful country that are to be cherished. https://t.co/8yNxtOwmsv
— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) July 26, 2021