Kolkheti National Park

Kolkheti (Colchis) Park - Reserve

The Colchis lowland has been inhabited since ancient times. 15 000 years ago there lived and hunted tribe communities. Later in this area the Greeks built a village. A well-known legend links the Golden Fleece to this region.

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Kolkheti National Park

The Colchis lowland has been inhabited since ancient times. 15 000 years ago there lived and hunted tribe communities. Later in this area the Greeks built a village. A well-known legend links the Golden Fleece to this region.
The Colchis reserve was established in 1835. Since 1996, the region is internationally recognized after Georgia joined the "Ramsar Convention". The Colchis park began full functioning in 2000, and it includes 29 000 ha of land and 14 000 ha of sea  port. 
The purpose of the reserve is to protect the entire complex of ancient flora and fauna that are characteristic of the Colchis lowland. The reserve has great scientific research and historical significance. The landscape, characteristic of the Colchis lowland, and water logging. As to flora, there are spread oak, beech, hornbeam, alder, ancient herbal plants; and for  fauna - deer, wild boar, etc. 
The Colchis National Park is rich in wetland plants, some of them are listed in the Red Book of Georgia. In the park 194 species of birds are found and this is a migration route for  huge numbers of birds. The Ichthyofauna of the park is represented by  several species of fish, 6 of which are listed in the Red Book of Georgia.

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