Our Mission

By providing long-term support and management assistance for the protected areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, CNF seeks to conserve the unique flora, fauna and ecosystems of the Caucasus for future generations while at the same time improving the lives of local people today.

Our Vision

A Caucasus biodiversity hotspot where a rich natural heritage and diverse local cultures combine in harmony, so that the people and species of the region both thrive.



  • Geof Giacomini

    Geof joined CNF as Executive Director in 2015. Prior to joining CNF Geof was Country Director with Save the Children in Azerbaijan and Egypt. …

    George Giacomini, Executive Director CNF
    Executive Director
  • Tea Barbakadze

    Prior to joining CNF in 2012, Tea worked in a number of organizations in Georgia over a 15 year career that included, most recently, …

    Tea Barbakadze, National Program Coordinator Georgia CNF
    Country Director Georgia
  • Arman Vermishyan

    Prior to joining CNF in 2012, Arman worked for various national and international organizations, including USAID, UNDP, MCA-Armenia, ADB,  and on various environmental projects …

    Arman Vermishyan, National Program Coordinator Armenia, CNF
    Country Director Armenia
  • Tamar Pataridze

    Before joining CNF in 2017, Tamar worked in a number of governmental and non-governmental organisations focusing on a wide range of environmental issues, among …

    Consultancy Program Manager


  • David Morrison

    David Morrison divides his time between three main activities: a Georgian government initiative to green the country’s environment and economy; nature conservation; and public …

    David Morrison, Chairman CNF
  • Stefanie Lang

    Stefanie is the Asia Director of WWF Germany overseeing all the investments and programmes that WWF Germany is undertaking in Asia. Prior to joining …

    Stephanie Lang, Vice Chairman CNF
  • Ronald Kent

    Ronald is Managing Director of UK Finance where he is responsible for wholesale, capital markets, investment and international banks, prudential, tax and technology issues. …

    Ronald Kent, Treasurer CNF
  • Thomas Eisenbach

    Thomas is Head of Division for Energy and Natural Resources in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Department of KfW Development Bank, Germany. …

    Thomas Eisenbach, Board Member CNF
    Board Member
  • Ted Jonas

    A US-trained and educated lawyer licensed in Washington DC, Ted brings over 30 years of relevant experience to CNF’s management structure. Now Senior Counsel …

    Ted Jonas, Board Member
    Board Member


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Financial Statements

Governing Documents



Founding Partners

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Funding Partners

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. Initially established in 2007, by the German Government (BMZ), Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), today we are a multi-stakeholder organization.

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