unsustainable firewood use

Conflict erupts about illegal tree-cutting in Georgia

By | August 23rd, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: |

Locals in Khaishi blocked the road Friday in protest against fines imposed on people who cut trees for firewood. (TV3.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Locals demonstrated Friday in a Georgian village because of strict rules about the cutting of trees for fire wood. People in Khaishi, in the northern part of Georgia, blocked the Zugdidi-Mestia highway because of sanctions introduced […]

Ex-minister’s uncle detained for illegal tree-cutting

By | December 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Police have detained the uncle of a former interior minister for illegally cutting forest. Levan Tumanishvili the head of Tao LTD, was Saturday interrogated for violation of the conditions of a license for using the forest, after trees were […]

Firewood in Georgia: burning the candle in both ends

By | January 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgians use nine times more wood than what is sustainable, according to a new study. If nothing is done, it will lead to a catastrophe, according to Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN). Annual firewood consumption, measured in energy output, is 12 billion kWh, while the sustainable level in Georgia is only [...]