The International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) was launched in 1985. The first ICP plot in Georgia was recently established in June 2021, a group of students of Ilia State University participated in the set up.
In March 2021 — 80 years after Caucasian arachnologist Tamara Mcheidze’s first publication — the First Meeting of Arachnologists in the Caucasus will be held under the auspices of Ilia State University (Institute of Ecology) and the CaBOL Project.
The southwestern Caucasus is one of the planet’s major biodiversity hotspots. In the CaBOL project, an international research community has laid the foundation for protecting the highly diverse primeval forests and plateaus. On November 20 and 21, scientists from the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) and their partners from Georgia and Armenia presented the project’s results in Tbilisi.