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.



  • Tobias Muenchmeyer

    Tobias joined CNF as Executive Director in late 2020*. Prior to joining CNF, Tobias was Deputy Political Director and an anti-nuclear and climate campaigner…
    Tobias Muenchmeyer, 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…
    Tamar Pataridze
    GEF/UNDP Project Manager


  • David Morrison

    David Morrison divides his time between two main activities: his charitable work for nature conservation his work on corporate boards. David's nature conservation work…
    David Morrison, Chairman CNF
  • Kathrin Samson

    Before Kathrin was appointed as the Director Asia of WWF Germany, she was leading the Eastern Himalayas and Tiger Conservation Programme within the organisation.…
    Kathrin Samson
  • 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
  • Hanna Loikkanen

    Hanna has over 25 years of experience in working with financial institutions in emerging markets with focus on Eastern Europe, CIS and Russia. She…
    Hanna Loikkanen
    Board Member
  • 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
    Board Adviser


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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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