Environmental Issues in Georgia

Environmental issues in Georgia
            Georgia is situated in the Caucasus region of Eurasia at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. To the west is the Black Sea, to the north is Russia, to the south Turkey and Armenia, and to the east by Azerbaijan. The present day Georgia is located where the ancient kingdoms Colchis and Kartli-Iberia once stood (http://www.intute.ac.uk/worldguide/html/890_economic.html). Georgia is currently home to an estimated five and a half million people (http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/climate/country_nar/georgia.html). In 1921 the Red Army invaded Georgia, declaring the state a Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1922 Georgia was a part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Republic, and became a founding country of the Soviet Union (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1102575.stm).
Since the demise of the U.S.S.R in 1991, Russia and Georgia have been having ongoing wars. Russia and Georgia have agreed on delimiting 80% of the border they share, leaving small areas still unresolved (http://www.intute.ac.uk/worldguide/html/890_economic.html). Four years after the Rose Revolution (a peaceful revolution in 2003 bringing an end to Soviet style government in the nation), there has been lots of progress within the economic development in Georgia (http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/climate/country_nar/georgia.html). Agriculture has become much more associated with the private sector since independence in 1991. In Georgia's duration in the Soviet Union, they supplied the rest of the U.S.S.R with citrus, tea, and grapes. Commercial fishing is popular within the nation although not a signicant contributor to the economy. With the Black Sea and the Kura River waters being the main sources of fishing (Gall).
Despite its years of post-Soviet harassment and turmoil, Georgia is still a relatively prosperous nation and is predicted to become a regional leader in the twenty-first century (Hacht)....