The trees will help restore part of the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot. It’s one of the world’s 35 most biodiverse regions, sited at a crossroads. Here, European, Asian and Middle Eastern species meet along with flora and fauna found nowhere else.
During the 1990s, a great deal of deforestation occurred and the land needs help to recover. Illegal logging, overgrazing, wildfires, unsustainable plant gathering and poor law enforcement haven’t helped and the land needs our help to heal and restore itself to benefit people and wildlife.