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Giorgi Darchiashvili

25 Years Guiding Experience

Experience: 

works at the Tbilisi Zoo as an animal curator and is a member of the Scientific Council of Biodiversity Department at the Ministry of Environment. He has worked for leading Georgian conservation organizations such as NACRES and GCCW and has participated in many wildlife conservation projects. He has traveled widely within Georgia and the Caucasus. He has been a participant for various years in the International Waterbird Counts, and was a local IWC coordinator for Georgia in 2003. During 2006-2007 he carried-out bird identification training for Georgian wildlife inspectors. Aside from his conservation work, Giorgi has been leading birdwatching tours throughout Georgia for the last five years under the auspices of various organizations. Kazbegi is one of his favorite places and Giorgi understands exactly where to go in order to find the region’s specialties. Recently, Giorgi became interested in butterflies and aims to prepare photo-illustrated publications to make these colorful creatures more popular and respected in his country. He is an accomplished wildlife photographer, and his pictures have been an important contribution to a number of local and foreign publication. When not looking for birds and butterflies, he is enjoying an active lifestyle, either hiking or cycling.

Languages I speak: 
English - Fluently 
Russian - Fluently 

Tours From My Experience

My Team

Ecotours Georgia was established by the wildlife conservationists and nature lowers to develop sustainable tourism in Georgia, involve local people in tourism related projects and conserve Georgian flora and fauna. We are coming from the Georgian nature conservation NGO's and used to work on various projects regarding the bird conservation such as; Caucasian Black Grouse Project, Vultures of Georgia, Important Bird Areas in Georgia and etc. Furthermore, so far there exists only two books regarding the Georgian birds and our staff has worked on both of them (Raptors and Owls of Georgia, Birdwatching guide to Georgia). At the moment most of us are working for the Ilia State university and are involve in various nature conservation projects, also teaching to Bachelors and Master students.