OUR MISSION

The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is a conservation trust fund working to protect the Caucasus wilderness for future generations. Our mission is to contribute to the improved management and sustainable development of the Caucasus’ natural and cultural heritage by providing effective long-term funding support to the protected areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

CNF is a conservation trust fund created to safeguard the Caucasus ecoregion—one of the most biologically rich and diverse areas on Earth. We provide matching grants and management assistance to the protected areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, building capacity to sustain the parks for future generations.

CAUCASUS HOTSPOT

one of the most biologically rich and culturally diverse regions on Earth

A vast wilderness on Europe’s rim, the Caucasus ecoregion is one of the most biologically rich and culturally diverse regions on Earth. It’s recognized as one of only 35 “biodiversity hotspots” worldwide.

Azat River, Armenia © Wikimedia Commons

OUR PARKS

Algeti National Park, Georgia

Algeti National Park

Georgia

Algeti is located on the southern slopes of the Trialeti mountain range …

Arzakan Meghradzor Sanctuary, Armenia

Arzakan—Meghradzor Sanctuary

Armenia

Established in 1971, the Arzakan-Meghradzor sanctuary is located in Hrazdan forest in …

Borjomi National Park @ Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Georgia

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (BKNP) is located in the heart of the Lesser …

Dilijan National Park © Wikimedia Commons

Dilijan National Park

Armenia

Known for its magnificent oak and beech forests and curative mineral springs, …

Gnishik Protected Area, © WWF-Armenia/A. Malkhasyan

Gnishik Protected Area

Armenia

Located 120 km southeast of Yerevan, Gnishik is the first community managed …

Hirkan NP © Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Azerbaijan

Hirkan National Park

Azerbaijan

Located on the shores of the Caspian Sea in South-east Azerbaijan, Hirkan …

Javakheti Protected Area @ Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

Javakheti Protected Areas

Georgia

Javakheti is located in southern Georgia along the border with Armenia and …

Kazbegi NP © Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

Kazbegi National Park

Georgia

Kazbegi is located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains, it owes it’s name …

Khosrov Forest Reserve, Armenia © WWF

Khosrov Forest Reserve

Armenia

Established in 1958 and just 20 kilometers from Yerevan, Khosrov Forest Reserve …

Kintrishi Protected Areas @ Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

Kintrishi Protected Areas

Georgia

Kintrishi is situated along the breathtaking gorge of the Kintishi river in …

Lagodekhi Protected Areas, Georgia © Agency of Protected Areas

Lagodekhi Protected Areas

Georgia

Lagodekhi’s remote 24,451 hectares are situated in the greater Caucasus Range and …

Lake Arpi, Armenia @ Cissko

Lake Arpi National Park

Armenia

Lake Arpi National Park is situated in the North-Western corner of Republic …

Mtirala NP, Georgia: Credit: Agency of Protected Areas

Mtirala National Park

Georgia

Mtirala National Park situated in western Lesser Caucasus and covers 15,698 hectares. …

Shahdag NP, Azerbaijan Credit: Hartmut Mueller

Shahdagh National Park

Azerbaijan

Located in northern Azerbaijan, close to the border with Russia, the parks …

Shirvan National Park, Azerbaijan © EcoFilms/N.Tsiklauri

Shirvan National Park

Azerbaijan

Shirvan is home to the largest population of goitered gazelles in the …

Tusheti Protected Areas, Georgia © Agency of Protected Areas

Tusheti Protected Areas

Georgia

Tusheti is located in the Eastern Caucasus Mountains. One of the largest …

Vashlovani Protected Areas © Agency of Protected Areas

Vashlovani Protected Areas

Georgia

Vashlovani is Georgia’s most diverse landscape. Located on Georgia’s South-eastern edgethe park’s …

Zangezur Biosphere Complex © EcoFilms.ge/N.Tsiklauri

Zangezur Biosphere Complex

Armenia

Established in 2013, the Zangezur Biosphere Complex combined Arevik National Park, Shikahogh State …

LATEST NEWS

The day after CNF’s  10th Anniversary Gala, the CNF board de-camped to Borjomi Protected Areas, where it held a regular meeting and used the occasion to meet with park …

6 June 2018—CNF celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala highlighting CNF’s work in Georgia and across the region. The event brought together business and political leaders, including …

Red Deer Stag, Breeding Center, Dilijan National Park, ArmeniaRed Deer Stag, Breeding Center, Dilijan National Park, Armenia

In 19th century Armenia, the Caucasian Red Deer (Cervus elaphus maral) wandered freely through the forests of this mountainous nation, however the population was over-hunted in the 20th …

Caucasus Nature Fund Signing Ceremony in Berlin November 16th 2017

The German government  through its Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank (KfW), has contributed another €3.5 million to CNF’s core endowment …

OUR PARTNERS

CNF is a conservation trust fund created to safeguard the Caucasus ecoregion—one of the most biologically rich and diverse areas on Earth. Initially established in 2007 by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the KfW Development Bank (KfW), Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), today we are a multi-stakeholder organization.

Caucasus Nature Fund | Supporting People, Conserving Nature, In the Caucasus