The Caucasus Nature Fund announced today that Bank of Georgia, through its charitable foundation Bank of Georgia Future Foundation, has agreed to renew its support for CNF’s work in Georgia. Bank of Georgia’s generous gift of $75,000 is the Bank’s fifth consecutive annual contribution to CNF, making it CNF’s largest corporate sponsor (and second largest private donor).
CNF’s partner—Georgia’s Agency of Protected Areas—was also party to today’s agreement. Together, the three partners are working to improve operations and management across Goergia’s protected area network. The key projects in 2014 include, continued support for operating support for five of Georgia’s protected areas, a biodiversity monitoring and maintenance planning program in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.
David Morrison, Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund, commented: “It is particularly gratifying to see Bank of Georgia, the country’s largest financial institution, recognize again the importance of investing in Georgia’s protected areas, which act as “nature’s bank”. Through partnerships like this that work to conserve nature’s treasure, both Georgia’s and the Bank’s future can be made brighter and more sustainable.”