Europe and Central Asia

Georgia - Society for Nature Conservation (SABUKO)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in June 2014
3a Vano Sarajishvili str, 0104 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel. +995 290 74 93

Mission of the organisation

To encourages biodiversity conservation in Georgia by promoting sustainable development policies and adaptive management strategies in the country. This shall be achieved by:

  1. Applying the modern achievements of conservation biology to natural resources management and biodiversity conservation practices and policies
  2. Carrying out studies, conservation actions and educational activities
  3. Assisting relevant institutions (government, non-government and community based organizations) in capacity building

Key Activities

  • Species conservation programs: Caucasian Grouse and other galliformes, Black and Griffon Vultures, Lammergeyer, Imperial Eagle and other raptors, Caucasian salamander and other amphibians
  • National IBA program development
  • Monitoring programs: migratory raptors, wintering water birds, and wildlife monitoring of large development projects
  • Assistance to the protected areas in bird monitoring capacity building
  • Conservation and sustainable management planning for wetlands and mountain ecosystems
  • Birdwatching promotion
  • Schools for Nature program: needs assessments, small grants for schools, provision of materials, establishment of wildlife clubs
  • Capacity building of community based organizations: trainings, small grants, institutional capacity building
  • Publishing: books, brochures, posters, and other printing materials on birds, nature and conservation
  • Promotion of transboundary cooperation in the Caucasus for biodiversity conservation
  • Policy and advocacy: participation in the national biodiversity strategy and policy developments, biodiversity assessments