Russia Allows Ski Resort in Caucasus World Heritage Site

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Un homme conduit son troupeau à travers les montagnes du Caucase ©KAZBEK BASAYEV / AFP

The Russian government is preparing to allow construction of a cluster of ski resorts and roads in the Caucasus region that will alter one of Europe’s few untouched mountain wilderness areas. The development is expected to impact two biosphere nature reserves, two national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and a World Heritage Site.

Previously, the construction of tourist infrastructure in protected areas has been either illegal or restricted by Russian federal environmental laws.

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