Georgian Martvili Canyon project wins Council of Europe award
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 18
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The Martvili Canyon Development Project, implemented by the Agency of Protected Areas of the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, has become the winner of Landscape Award held within the Council of Europe Landscape Convention, Trend reports citing the Georgian media outlets.
The 2020 Award Ceremony will be held in the framework of Council of Europe Landscape Forum.
According to the ministry, a number of projects from member states have been nominated for the prize. These projects have played an important role in landscape restoration and set an example of how landscapes should be restored and managed.
Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Environment and Agriculture has received an official letter from Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention. As letter notes, the project has gained the award for its contribution to raising public awareness on environmental issues as well as for its special importance.
Martvili Canyon is one of the distinguished natural monuments of Georgia. In 2019, it became the most popular protected area. During the first eight months of this year, 150,000 people have visited the canyon.