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Vano Kupradze
September 5 2018 was a day like any other in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Just before noon, Vano Kupradze, the Head of the Protection Division at the National Park, responded to reports of a forest fire on the edge of the park near the town of Borjomi, allegedly caused by a bonfire that hadn’t been properly [...]
Yellow Water-Lily (Nuphar lutea) blossom, Lake Arpi National Park, Armenia
The Yellow Water-Lily, once flourishing throughout Armenia’s wetlands,  exists today only in the Akhuryan river in Lake Arpi National Park, and is currently included in Armenia’s Red Book of Plants as Critically Endangered. Even this though, is good news as it was at one point thought to be extinct due to the rapid decline in [...]
The day after CNF's  10th Anniversary Gala, the CNF board de-camped to Borjomi Protected Areas, where it held a regular meeting and used the occasion to meet with park personnel and administration. The board and a number of CNF friends then set off for two days to explore the park’s main mountain forest wilderness and make [...]
6 June 2018—CNF celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala highlighting CNF’s work in Georgia and across the region. The event brought together business and political leaders, including the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili and the German Ambassador Dr. Heike Peitsch. See below for more images.  
Caucasus Nature Fund Signing Ceremony in Berlin November 16th 2017
The German government  through its Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank (KfW), has contributed another €3.5 million to CNF’s core endowment fund, bringing its total contribution to CNF over nearly ten years to €32.5 million. A signing ceremony was held on 16th November in Berlin, where CNF’s Board [...]
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 I started CNF in 2008 I had no idea I would stay for over eight years or that, with Geof having now taken over as CNF’s Executive Director, I would take on a [...]
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 unprecedented Bezoar sighting in a different part of the reserve. Bezoar goats, which generally prefer dry and rocky habitats, have never been photographed in Lagodekhi Protected Areas and camera-trap images of a six-year [...]
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 them spending next summer knee-deep in muddy mountain streams wielding shovels and pick-axes. Yet, it is precisely this contrast between the rustic and the polished, the tech-savvy and the hands-on, that makes this [...]
On Monday 27th June, CNF’s Executive Director Geof Giacomini, who has recently relocated to Tbilisi, met with the heads of Georgia’s Agency of Protected Areas (APA) and the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA). The meeting brought sitting heads Lasha Moistsrapishvili and Giorgi Chogovadze together in order to discuss how to better coordinate promotional and marketing [...]
Friends and partners of the Caucasus Nature Fund gathered in Tbilisi on June 20th to honour David Morrison for his work as Executive Director, and to welcome his successor Geof Giacomini to Tbilisi. An evening reception was held at the new premises of Caucasus Nature Jewels on Tbilisi’s Shardeni Street, and was attended by CNF [...]
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