School of Natural Sciences and Medicine ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY


Panel Discussion “Global Biodiversity Under Perish - an Action Plan for the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot”


On July 13, at 17:00, Ilia State University will host an international symposium - panel discussion “Global Biodiversity Under Perish - an Action Plan for the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot”. 

The event is jointly organized by the German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) and Ilia State University. 

The symposium will feature discussions on several important topics, including how scientists and politicians should counteract biodiversity loss, the significance of international cooperation in this field, and the importance of university education for strengthening ecological and biodiversity science in Georgia.

Participants of the panel discussion:

  • Moderator: Prof. Nino Doborjginidze, Rector of Ilia State University
  • Dr. Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary at BMBF
  • Carl Amirgulashvili, Head of the Biodiversity and Forest Department at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof,  General Director Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Museum Koenig, Bonn
  • Maka Bitsadze, Regional Conservation Manager, WWF-Caucasus Programme Office 
  • Prof. Dr. Maka Murvanidze,  Coordinator of the Ecology program, Tbilisi State University
  • Prof. Dr. David Tarknishvili, Director of the Institute of Ecology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi

The detailed agenda is available at the following link:

Date and time: July 13, 17:00 – 19:00

Location: Hall T102 (3/5, Kakutsa Cholokashvili Avenue, Technology Building)

Working Language: English

Attendance is free.




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