Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park © Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park © Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

The Caucasus

Towering over Europe’s eastern rim, the spectacular Caucasus Mountains lie at the heart of one of the richest and most diverse wilderness areas on Earth. Recognized as one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots worldwide, the Caucasus ecoregion boasts over 1,650 indigenous plants and animals and tremendously varied landscapes from semi-desert to high tundra to lush forests.