The Khada Valley road and tunnel project threatens one of Georgia’s most precious historic valleys (see Landscape). Unfortunately the work has now begun. We have presented a feasible alternative to this disastrous project to the international development banks (who are funding this project), in the hope that one of Europe’s most architecturally unique and well preserved valleys may be saved. The re-routing of the road and tunnel would allow the valley’s natural eco-tourism to develop – as has happened in England’s now world-famous Lake District – preserved thanks to concerted efforts by members of the early National Trust. A fuller explanation of the situation in Khada can be found on the website’s Landscape page.