Protected areas in the Caucasus
The program helps to improve natural resources and protected area (PA) management on the one hand and the socio-economic situation of adjacent rural communities on the other. GFA provides advisory services for development planning related to selected PAs and local communities. This involves awareness raising for conservation efforts and investing into the socio-economic development of support zones. GFA experts assist in human-wildlife conflict management and in establishing a co-management system as well as conceptualizing sustainable financing solutions for national PA systems.