Camera traps spot rare sightings of Georgia‘s wild animals

This funny marten was captured in the Machakhela National Park in Georgia’s Black Sea coastal area., 06 Oct 2015 - 11:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Camera traps in Georgia’s national parks and protected areas are continuing to spot various wild animals in Georgia's uninhabited land.

The latest camera trap photos were of roe deer, deer, wild goats, East Caucasian turs, Goitered gazelles, a lynx, brown beer, badger and marten in all corners of Georgia.

This roe deer was spotted at the Sataplia Nature Reserve in western Georgia last month.

These were from the same area.

These East Caucasian turs were seen fighting at the Lagodekhi Protected area in eastern Georgia.

This brown beer was from Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park in central Georgia.

These baby bears together with their Mom were spotted in the Machakhela National Park in Georgia’s Black Sea coastal area. 

These gazelles were seen in Vashlovani Protected Area in eastern Georgia.

And this funny marten was captured in the Machakhela National Park.

Numerous photo traps were installed in Georgia’s protected areas to capture footage and prove that a variety of animals, some rare, lived in Georgia’s uninhabited areas. Since the cameras were installed a range of creatures have been filmed including deer, roe deer, ibex, boar, wild cats, wolves, jackals, lynx, fox, mouse, birds and more.

Photo traps were also good tool to reduce poaching and recognise offenders. If the devices noticed illegal hunting, it recorded the image and sent it to the Administration of Protected Areas. This helped the national parks and protected areas to prevent poaching in the area.

The project was made possible with financial support of Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) foundations.