…and fire in the sky

  • I just came back from a trip to Poti, a major port in Western Georgia. One of the most striking things I observed, was the Paliastomi lake reeds on fire.

    A couple of hunters are heading for evening hunting, as smoke rises over the Paliastomi lake near Poti, Georgia. Paliastomi lake marshes are part of the Kolkheti National Park, and are often put on fire by hunters and cattle herders, who clear the area for easier fowling and cow grazing.

    Such a severe violation of the national park regulations – quite common in Georgia’s protected areas – are greatly caused by poor management.

    Photo taken on December 28, 2012.

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