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With the financial support of the Caucasus Nature Fund, Shtigen LLC recently installed two new solar energy systems on the rooftop of …

Red Deer Stag, Breeding Center, Dilijan National Park, ArmeniaRed Deer Stag, Breeding Center, Dilijan National Park, Armenia

In 19th century Armenia, the Caucasian Red Deer (Cervus elaphus maral) wandered freely through the forests of this mountainous nation, however the …

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 …

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 …

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

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus maral), Armenia

The Caucasian Red Deer (Cervus elaphus maral) was widespread in Armenia during the late 19th century, large populations could be found in …

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 …

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 …

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus maral) © Agency of Protected Areas, Georgia

The Caucasian red deer has been spotted in Tusheti Protected Areas after decades of absence. The Caucasian red deer or Cervus elaphus …

Pirikita Valley, Tusheti National Park Horseback riding, hiking and camping bring us close to nature. This passed June I went with two …

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 …

Sometimes your first impression is: this place is beautiful, enchanting, magical. But over the years and after many visits,you can come to …

In my capacity as chair of CNF’s board, from time to time, I venture out to get a closer look at the …

Khosrov Forest, Khosrov Forest Reserve, Armenia

I recently had the opportunity to take a wonderful horseback riding tour through Khosrov Forest State Reserve. In my capacity as National …

Shahdagh National Park, Azerbaijan

Mid-June and I’m back in Caucasus nature—this time in Azerbaijan—to check on our first steps to support the development of the national …

mud volcano, Azerbaijan

  Mid-June and I’m back in Caucasus nature—this time in Azerbaijan—to check on our first steps to support the development of the …

  Mid-June and I’m back in Caucasus nature—this time in Azerbaijan—to check on our first steps to support the development of the …

Khosrov Forest Reserve, Armenia

Mid-April, CNF’s Armenia national coordinator Arman Vermishyan and I set off for a closer look at some of the Armenian protected areas …

Lake Goshi in Dilijan National Park, Armenia

Mid-April, CNF’s Armenia national coordinator Arman Vermishyan and I set off for a closer look at some of the Armenian protected areas …

Lake Sevan, Artanish peninsula, Armenia

Mid-April, CNF’s Armenia national coordinator Arman Vermishyan and I set off for a closer look at some of the Armenian protected areas …

Kazbegi National Park, Georgia

Late March I was in Georgia again to sign our 2013 grants and meet with our partners at the Agency of Protected …

Lagodekhi Protected Areas, Georgia © Agency of Protected Areas

Lagodekhi Reserve is situated in the greater Caucasus range. First established in 1912, it is the oldest protected area not only in …

Recent Caucasian leopard tracks in Armenia give new hope to conservationists working in the Caucasus. Villagers in the Shvanidzor and Syunik province as well as …

Lake Arpi NP, Armenia

2012 has been a big year for CNF—we are now supporting 9 parks in the South Caucasus and more than half way …

Road to Tusheti PA Credit: NACRES

As the first snow fell in the Greater Caucasus range, CNF program manager, Tea Barbakadze, headed to Tusheti Protected Areas for a peak …

© WWF-Armenia/A. Heidelberg

The core of the CNF mission is to support protected areas. People often ask me a very simple and direct question—why protected …

BKNP fire fighting equipment

CNF Fire-Fighting Equipment Helps Put out Georgian National Park Forest Fires In February of 2009, the CNF’s first grant was to Borjomi Kharagauli …

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