Building up integrated monitoring and early warning forest fires detection system in the Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park by innovative remote sensing tools
Georgia is a rich forested country (approximately 40% of the area). A massive wildfire was raging in Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park in the summer of 2017. It lasted over a month. The protected territory of Borjomi - Kharagauli is in a central part of the Caucasian throat and includes the eastern part of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. The uncontrolled fires can put such ecological values in danger due to the increased number of visitors.