2,754 cases of illegal logging, transportation of timber recorded in 2020

  • Six cases of illegal logging and transportation of timber were recorded in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 8 Jan 2021 - 14:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

2,754 cases of illegal logging, transportation of timber were recorded in 2020, says the Ministry of Environmental protection and Agriculture.

Out of these 2,754 cases, 132 of them may be criminally prosecutable. 

Cases of illegal logging and transportation of timber were recorded in the following regions:

  • Kakheti – 1,046 cases
  • Imereti – 424 cases
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 279 cases
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 241 cases
  • Kvemo Kartli – 216 cases
  • Adjara – 221 cases
  • Shida Kartli – 188 cases
  • Mtskheta–Mtianeti – 72 cases
  • Guria – 39 cases
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 22 cases

Six cases of illegal logging and transportation of timber were recorded in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

In total, illegal logging and transportation of timber amounted to about 16,600 cubic metres, says the ministry.

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