CENN: Socio-economic Tools for Integrated Conservation Planning in t

PRESS RELEASE
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
28, Chovelidze street
Tbilisi, 380008, GEORGIA
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Socio-economic Tools for Integrated Conservation Planning in the
Multi-Ethnic South Caucasus Workshop

In 2012 our research group at Göttingen University was granted a
small = R&D contract by German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research for a = study with the title “Socio-economic tools for
integrative conservation = planning in the South Caucasus”. With
partners from Georgia (International Center = for Environmental
Research), Azerbaijan (Ganja Agribusiness Association), Armenia
(International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education) = and
The Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus (REC), we have
established two twinned case study sites (Lagodekhi/Georgia and
Zaqatala/Azerbaijan, Javakheti/Georgia and Lake Arpi/Armenia).

The project studies options for an improved national park and buffer
= zone management focusing on in depth social science data. After a
series of qualitative interviews during the summer 2012, we started
with = quantitative interviews on the livelihoods of the rural
population around the = national parks last year. For a first
documentation of our results, see the = attached documents or visit
our project website (see below).

On October 1st, 2013, we will hold an expert
conference in the Marriot Country Garden in Tbilisi (10:00 to 14:30
hrs). We want to present and discuss our latest results, and explore
future = options for collaboration on socio-economic conservation and
buffer zone = research in the South Caucasus.

Please let us know if you are interested in
participating in the workshop until 31st of July.

For further information of the project please take a look on our
wikiversity webpage
(

ion_Planning_in_the_Multi-Ethnic_South_Caucasus) and the enclosed
abstracts.

http://www.cenn.org/
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Socio-economic_Tools_for_Integrated_Conservat

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