Environmental threats to the UNESCO site “Western Caucasus”

Interactive 3D map of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site “Western Caucasus” with 10 environmental threats that could harm the nature of the Caucasus Mountains.

The red lines and areas on the map show where the roads can go and how they will divide the Caucasus Reserve into two isolated parts, what territories can be occupied by ski slopes with ski lifts and guest houses, and how the construction of such facilities can affect the state of the reserved Caucasus.

Investment projects in this very territory of the Caucasus Mountains may turn out to be counterproductive for businessmen and tourists. The beauty of mountain landscapes, which are millions of years old and which attract the most attention, will be significantly transformed by man and will lose their value – both environmental and aesthetic.