Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas
Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas is located in Kakheti, on territory of Akhmeta municipality. It was created in 2003 and includes Batsara-Babaneuri Nature Reserve and Ilto Managed Reserve.
Batsara State Nature Reserve was first created in 1935. Batsara Nature Reserve is located in Pankisi gorge; namely, in river Batsara gorge at the right tributary of river Alazani. The nature reserve is located at an altitude of 700-2,000 meters above sea level. In the middle part of Batsara gorge there are remains of tertiary relict dendroflora, almost 270 ha stands of yew forests. Such size of yew stand cannot be found anywhere in the world.