Summary of 2 nd Periodical IAS monitoring visits in Kolkheti National Park and Chorokhi Delta.
IASON Georgian team has started the 2nd Periodical IAS Monitoring - phase I to the target regions: Chorokhi Delta and Kolkheti National Park within IASON project on May 23, 2022.
As it’s been set out, three invasive species are selected throughout the Kolkheti National Park: Canadian goldenrod - Solidago canadens, Caspian locust - Gleditsia caspica and False indigo-bush -Amorpha fruticosa. Based on the previous discussion three sections have been chosen within the area: Kolkheti (Paliastomi and Phechora River), Katsoburi and Lanchkhuti sections.
On 24, 25 and 27st of May 2022 visit in Kolkheti National Park was conducted with the chairman of International Business and Economic Development Center, David Tsiskaridze and an expert Guranda Makharadze. Meeting was accompanied with colleagues of the protected area. Preparatory consultation of 2nd Periodical IAS Monitoring - phase I between the staff and the project coordinator took place in the office. Aim of the meeting was to represent the invasive species surveys specification and monitoring methodology once again. Joint approach for implementing the invasive species monitoring has already been arranged.
Site surveys were conducted in accordance with the methodology already agreed. Selected transects (with pillars) were investigated, IAS species calculated and measured in height. Data has been recorded for preparing the next monitoring report.
On 23 and 28th of May 2022 Chorokhi deltaic areas were visited by experts and the chairman of International Business and Economic Development Center, David Tsiskaridze and Guranda Makharadze. The first phase of the second Periodical IAS Monitoring was started from the transects with new shoots of Ambrosia artimisiifolia (Linnaeus, 1758) and Star-cucumber - Sicyos angulatus (Linnaeus, 1758). It should be underlined that the late spring condition (cold enviornment) has affected negatively on IAS species thus facilitating the low rate of their growing. In terms of Brazilian verbena - Verbena brasiliensis (Vellozo, 1829) similarly with others the new sprouts have not been flowered yet. They were still dry and withered. Selected transects (with pillars) were investigated, IAS species calculated and measured in height. Data has been recorded for preparing the next monitoring report.
IAS Monitoring in Pechora-Paliastomi (25.05.22)