Joseph Alexander Smith

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Joseph Alexander Smith is Communications and Visibility Assistant at CNF. Originally from the United Kingdom, Joseph is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Tbilisi since 2012. He has a weekly show on Radio GIPA 94.3 FM and is actively involved in local environmental and urban issues, as well as other media projects.
East Caucasian Tur, Capra caucasica cylindricornis

Our horses heaved and snorted as they pulled us up the steep, narrow ridge, deep in the forests of Lagodekhi. Their shoes …

Lagodekhi, Georgia

This blog post was written by David Morrison, former Executive Director of Caucasus Nature Fund, now Chair of CNF’s Board of Directors  When …

You’ll need a smartphone to see them, but virtual leopards have been on the prowl up and down Armenia this summer, as …

Bezoar goat (Capra aegagrus aegagrus) at Lagodekhi, Geogia

Camera-traps installed in the forests of Lagodekhi Protected Areas in Eastern Georgia have captured images of a Bezoar goat, months after an …

Male Bezoar (Capra aegagrus aegagrus) at Lagodekhi, Georgia

Camera –traps installed in the forests of Lagodekhi Protected Areas in the mountains of Eastern Georgia have caught images of an unexpected …

Algeti National Park, Georgia

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJzehJK5lPg&w=560&h=315] Not even a month has passed since Giorgi Aptsiauri, 25, joined the team of rangers in Algeti National Park, an …

Dilijan, Armenia

Meeting the Transcausian Trail’s Armenia staff in the glass-clad, ultra-modern setting of downtown Yerevan’s Impact Hub, it’s hard to imagine any of …

Procurement can often be a challenging task which demands the highest level of accuracy, and even the smallest mistake can have the …

On Monday 27th June, CNF’s Executive Director Geof Giacomini, who has recently relocated to Tbilisi, met with the heads of Georgia’s Agency …

Armenians have long referred to the resort town of Dilijan – with its green forested mountains and quaint stone houses – as …

In the South Caucasus, as in many places around the world, it’s taken as a given that governments should be directly involved …

The tournament in the village of Vakhani on the edges of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, is a big affair, held every year at …

Female caspian red deer (Cervus elaphus maral), Armenia

The Caucasus Nature Fund is supporting an exciting new initiative to re-introduce Caucasian Red Deer to Armenia, decades after the species became …

Having work experience in sustainable and eco-tourism in their respective homelands of Germany and Estonia, Margarete (Greta) Hartmannsberger, 28, and Meriliis (Liis) …

Disappointed by a lack of souvenir shopping options after a visit to Georgia’s protected areas, Eva Maria Melchers—member of CNF’s advisory board—started …

Georgia’s Ministers of the Interior (Left), Environment (centre) and Finance (right) sign a memorandum on cooperation to tackle illegal activity in Georgia’s …

Earth Hour, UN Circle, Tbilisi, Georgia © Onnik James Krikorian 2015

Last weekend on March 28, CNF and its local partners celebrated Earth Hour—symbolically switching off the city’s lights for 60 minutes in …

Salome Idoidze

Patience, charm and a good sense of humour are all desirable qualities in a park ranger. Luckily, Salome Idoidze, 23—Georgia’s only female …

Winter in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia

  The mountainous Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park in central Georgia is offering visitors a chance to experience the park’s stunning winter landscapes with …

Mitrala National Park, Georgia

Adjara on the shores of the Black Sea. From the subtropical coastline, dotted with citrus plantations and seaside resorts, the lesser Caucasus …

Biomonitoring with drone

CNF’s partner Nacres is currently developing and testing a drone device which will be used to monitor bio-diversity in Georgia’s Borjomi-Kharagauli national …

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia

In the chaos and economic collapse of post-Soviet Georgia, the country’s natural riches were seen by many as a resource to be …

Vashlovani Protected Areas © Agency of Protected Areas

Driving through Vashlovani Protected Areas, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported to another continent. Limestone canyons rise cathedral-like …

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