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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Someone I know said, “Travelling is writing poetry with your feet”. If that is true, over the past 6 months, I think I could have written a work as long as Homer’s Odyssey. Since I began as Executive Director at the Caucasus Nature Fund in January, I have practically been living out of a suitcase—travelling [...]
In my last letter as the organization’s head, I am delighted to introduce my successor, CNF’s new Executive Director George (Geof) Giacomini. Geof is ideally suited to lead CNF’s next phase. An experienced director of programs and people, he spent much of the last 15 years directing regional and country programs for Save the Children [...]
Spring is almost here and with it will come a new generation of leadership at the Caucasus Nature Fund. With some sadness but a great sense of satisfaction, I will be stepping down as head of CNF at the end of March. As I prepare to do so, I thought I should reflect a bit [...]
On Location in Borjomi-Khargauli National Park
During my recent visit to Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, I had a chance to switch roles for a day! I hung up my Executive Director's hat and spent the day as an actor in a new film on the work of CNF; telling CNF's story directly from one of the parks we support. The pictures show [...]
Fighting Bezoar Goats © WWF-Armenia/A.Malkhasyan
Because Armenia’s Khosrov Forest is only an hour or so from Yerevan, I have been there at least a dozen times over the last six years, and last month I drove out there again, this time mainly for the celebration of WWF’s 10 years in the country. Khosrov, which has been receiving CNF support since [...]
Horse back riders in Khrosov Forest Reserve Armenia
Remarks of David Morrison on the Occasion of the Signature of an MOU on Protected Areas Tourism Development in Armenia, February 2014 I am often asked: “What does tourism have to do with nature protection? In a world where we are losing biodiversity at such a disastrous rate, aren’t people the problem for nature? Wouldn’t [...]
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