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Tobias Muenchmeyer and Geof Giacomini at Truso Gorge, Kazbegi National Park
Press release (embargoed to Dec. 13th, 21:00 CET) Tbilisi, December 14th, 2020 - Tobias Muenchmeyer has started today as Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), taking over the management of the project offices in Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan, Armenia. He succeeds Geof Giacomini, who is leaving CNF after 5 years. Tobias Muenchmeyer, new [...]
Implemented by the Caucasus Nature Fund, the "Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Areas System in Georgia" project provides financial, operational and technical support to the Agency of Protected Areas (APA) for 12 target PAs in Georgia. A crucial component of this technical assistance is the support for biodiversity monitoring and in late September and [...]
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Hut For Hikers
In Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park’s Nedzvi Reserve, a hiking trail and camping infrastructure are currently being built and are expected to be completed in November. The work consists of a completely new 10 km long hiking trail (beginning at the rangers' checkpoint and moving in the direction of Mount Qarta and Mount Shuano), as well as [...]
Dilijan National Park, Armenia
The mountains, forests and lakes of Armenia are some of the last true wilderness locations  in Europe and need to be protected from illegal poaching and logging, and climate change. Since 2010, the Caucasus Nature Fund has done just that – providing more than €5 million in financial assistance to improve management at selected Protected [...]
Geof Giacomini (CNF), Minister Davitashvili and Valerian Mchedlidze (APA) with signed agreement.
Georgia’s Agency of Protected Areas (APA) performs the critical function of managing its precious Protected Areas’ (PAs) system. From Prometheus Cave to Borjomi-Kharagauli, APA is responsible for maintaining protection against poaching and illegal logging, ensuring visitors’ safety and promoting the value of Georgia’s most beautiful asset – its nature. Like most of the world, Georgia [...]
Marsh Marjan Award Certificate
In early November, the Caucasus Nature Fund’s (CNF) Executive Director Geof Giacomini was in London to accept the one-of-a-kind Marsh Marjan Award – which recognizes the contributions of individuals or organizations for their work on conservation issues in conflict areas. Sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust (MCT) in partnership with the Marjan Center for the [...]
Board of CNF at Signature Ceremony, November 2019
Over the past 10 years the Caucasus Nature Fund has provided nearly 10 million Euro of funding directly to improve the management of and conservation outcomes in the Protected Areas’ (PAs) systems of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. On November 7th, CNF and Germany’s Development Bank KfW signed an agreement for an additional contribution to CNF [...]
Signing Ceremnony Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and CNF
On 5th of March, the Caucasus Nature Fund signed a Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Geof Giacomini, Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund said, “Signing this agreement with the Ministry will allow CNF to begin developing a strategy with the government on how to [...]
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia by Kvabiskhevi K.G.
On February 28th, the Inception Workshop for the five year “Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Area System in Georgia” program was held. Funded by the Global Environment Facility through UNDP, this project is implemented by the Caucasus Nature Fund and partners directly with Georgia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture. Working in close collaboration [...]
Signature Ceremony at KfW: G. Giacomini (CNF), O.Zymelka (KfW)
Last week, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank (KfW) contributed €6.8 million to the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF). Signing the contracts on November 27th, Geof Giacomini, CNF’s Executive Director stated, “BMZ, through KfW has been not only a supporter of CNF but a leader in financing [...]
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