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Trapped Tur, ready for getting a collar

In 1887, the British traveler and diplomat, Oliver Wardrop, crossed the fertile Alazani valley in search of adventure in the forested mountains …

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

Not even a month has passed since Giorgi Aptsiauri, 25, joined the team of rangers in Algeti National Park, an hour’s drive …

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 …

Driving through Vashlovani Protected Areas, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported to another continent. Limestone canyons rise cathedral-like …

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 …

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 …

© 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 …

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