Ecoregion Conservation Plan for the Caucasus

Ecoregion Conservation Plan

The Ecoregion Conservation Plan for the Caucasus (ECP) is a result of a collaborative effort involving more than 140 experts from six countries and a range of backgrounds, including government authorities, biodiversity conservation experts, local and international NGOs and scientific institutions.

The first edition of the ECP was presented in 2006, it outlined four priority biomes (forest, freshwater, marine and high mountain), 26 focal species and 56 priority conservation areas. In 2010 the Caucasus Biodiversity Council with support of WWF Caucasus, stated work on revising the ECP—taking in account progress made since in the meantime, resulting in the current ECP published in 2012.