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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mitrala National Park, Georgia
Adjara on the shores of the Black Sea. From the subtropical coastline, dotted with citrus plantations and seaside resorts, the lesser Caucasus Mountains rise impressively, their cloudy peaks already capped with snow in late November. Nestled in the foothills of these mountains is Mtirala National Park, one of Georgia’s youngest national parks, founded in 2007. [...]
Driving through Vashlovani Protected Areas, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported to another continent. Limestone canyons rise cathedral-like from arid scrubland, giant vultures soar over vast grassy steppe and, in one corner, ancient mud volcanos bubble languidly – the sun drying the sludge on the ground around them into a giant, [...]
Pirikita Valley, Tusheti National Park Horseback riding, hiking and camping bring us close to nature. This passed June I went with two friends, to a remote corner of the Caucasus—Tusheti National Park, a place where nature and culture meet. The park's high mountain terrain is situated along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus range. We [...]
Armenia tourism MoU signing
On February 21, 2014,  CNF, The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia (NCFA), and the World Wide Fund for Nature in Armenia (WWF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to develop and implement  new activities for eco-tourism in specially protected areas of Armenia. The three organizations will work together to develop and implement projects to [...]
Sometimes your first impression is: this place is beautiful, enchanting, magical. But over the years and after many visits,you can come to question if indeed your initial take was correct. Fresh eyes can make all the difference. In late September, an eclectic and inquisitive group of CNF supporters joined me on a weeklong adventure through [...]
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