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Explore Georgia’s wealth of plants

Explore Georgia’s wealth of plants

Georgia may be a small country, but it has an extraordinary range of ecosystems, from humid Colchic forest to continental steppe, from Mediterranean vegetation along the Black Sea coast to alpine meadows next to mountain glaciers. This gives rise to an extremely rich flora, making Georgia a key contributor to the biodiversity hotspot of the […]

103 Ichneumonidae species are reported f...

103 Ichneumonidae species are reported for the first time in the Caucasus

Riedle & Japoshvili recently published new records of Ichneumonidae for the Caucasus with a special focus on Sakartvelo (Georgia) in the Linzer biologische Beiträge. 149 of the species are new records for the Georgian fauna, and 103 species have not been reported from the Caucasus region before. In addition, three species new to science are […]

Check out a review on the faunal biodive...

Check out a review on the faunal biodiversity research in the Caucasus: with a special focus on the Republic of Georgia

Mumladze et al. (2020) published a comprehensive analysis on the status of faunal biodiversity assessment in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia. Although it was published last year, it has not lost any of its relevance. Currently, major gaps remain in all branches of animal diversity research in Georgia.

Biodiversity Data Management Course

Biodiversity Data Management Course

Today, the CaBOL Team is thrilled to announce that the open registration for the online course in “Biodiversity Data Management”, which is organized by and with the BioDATA Project and GBIF. Registration is open for all professionals and volunteers working in the field of biodiversity, e.g. students, researchers and staff of ministry’s working in this […]



CaBOL/GGBC applied for the International Award for Education and Science Diplomacy of the BMBF in September 2020. In the course of this, a short video was created in which the project is presented and possible future initiatives are advertised.

Caucasus Barcode of Life – The Video

Caucasus Barcode of Life – The Video

Check out the new ISU video on CaBOL! Prof. David Tarkhnishvili describes how the project developed from the GGBC project to today’s international Barcoding initiative and what are our main activities in CaBOL: field work & collecting, lab work and the database & bioinformatics. Regional coordinator Stefan Otto talks about the teaching and training aspects […]

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern...

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern Black Sea basin

Freyhof et al. recently published an article in Zootaxa. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus, new species, is described from the Rioni and Enguri River drainages in Georgia. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus is distinguished by molecular data (COI) and from other Oxynoemacheilus species in the O. brandtii group by a mottled or marbled flank pattern in adults, a slightly emarginate caudal […]

Results of 2019 Georgian BioBlitz mollus...

Results of 2019 Georgian BioBlitz molluscan study has been published..

In this work, the results of surveys of land and freshwater molluscs collected during a BioBlitz event held in Georgia in 2019 are reported. In total, 54 mollusc species belonging to 27 families were recorded at 44 sampling sites in Georgia. During the BioBlitz core event held from 4-7 July 2019 in the Kazbegi Municipality […]

CaBOL as Part of Armenia’s International

CaBOL as Part of Armenia’s International Barcoding Cooperations

Armenia’s Science Committee and Yerevan State University have published an update on its international barcoding cooperations, namely the iBOL framework and the CaBOL project, giving an overview on activies, shared responsibilities and first results. Follow the links for more information (English) (Armenian) (YSU Update, in Armenian only). iBol is an international framework of countries, governmental […]