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Kazbegi National Park is located in the historical gorge on the northern slopes of the Caucasus range, approximately 155km NE of Tbilisi along the historical Military highway connecting Wladikavkas and Tbilisi. The territory of Kazbegi Protected Areas is fragmented, with a total area of 8707 hectares. It stretches out over several thousand hectares and displays a magnificent patchwork of ancient gorges and wild river valleys, topped by majestic snow-capped mountains. The region is tectonically very active, with regular small earthquakes and geothermal hot springs.

The National Park’s landcover is represented by 1347 species of alpine, subalpine, xerophytic and other type of vegetation. Among them 26% are endemic plants and several are included in the Red List of Georgia (Quercus macranthera, Ulmus glabra, Ulmus minor Mill.). Kazbegi National Park forests, located on steep slopes, are composed of 105 species of woody plants with significant domination of birch, pines, junipers and cranberries. The local fauna is rich as well. Most of the animals spread here are rare and endangered species included in the “Red List” of Georgia: e.g. East Caucasian tur, chamois, brown bear.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5821 W: 2 N: 11619] (54158)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-09-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-20 11:53
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