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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 [...]
Javakheti National Park. Photo: Netional Geographics Georgia, Elizabeth Streeter
By Joseph Alexander Smith   Javakheti National Park. Photo: National Geographics Georgia, Elizabeth Streeter It’s practically impossible to take a bad photo of Javakheti in summer. Much of the frame will inevitably be filled by the bright cerulean sky, brushed with cotton clouds. Then comes a band of volcanic mountain peaks in various shades of [...]
Mtirala National Park © APA, Georgia
It’s early October and – apart from a light mist curling up the verdant foothills of the Adjara-Imereti Mountain Range – the skies above the Georgian Black Sea resort town of Kobuleti, are unseasonably clear. Chasing the last rays of summer sun and an off-season drop in prices, a handful of tourists from neighboring Russia [...]
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 [...]
You’ll need a smartphone to see them, but virtual leopards have been on the prowl up and down Armenia this summer, as part of a WWF campaign to raise awareness about one of the Caucasus region’s most elusive residents. As part of the competition “Photo with the Leopard”, special ground markers and banners were placed [...]
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 [...]
In the South Caucasus, as in many places around the world, it’s taken as a given that governments should be directly involved in managing protected areas and landscapes. But in Armenia, seven years after it was founded, Gnishik Community-Managed protected area is proving successfully that other models can also work in the fight against bio-diversity [...]
Having work experience in sustainable and eco-tourism in their respective homelands of Germany and Estonia, Margarete (Greta) Hartmannsberger, 28, and Meriliis (Liis) Kotkas, 23, have become the latest members of a dedicated team developing the tourist infrastructure in Georgia’s Tusheti National Park. The pair answered a call for volunteers posted by the Tusheti Protected Areas [...]
Disappointed by a lack of souvenir shopping options after a visit to Georgia’s protected areas, Eva Maria Melchers—member of CNF’s advisory board—started working on a business plan. Two years on, the Caucasus Nature Jewels (CNJ) shop in Tbilisi is a thriving business, providing valuable and ongoing support for the work of CNF. “It was spring [...]
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