Caucasus Nature Fund

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Caucasus Nature Fund
Founded 2008
Founders Conservation International, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development(BMZ), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)[1]
Type Conservation Trust Fund
Focus Protected Areas
  • Paris, France and Tbilisi, Georgia
Area served
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Endowment € 21,867,133 (2012)[2]
Slogan Supporting People, Conserving Nature, in the Caucasus
Website Caucasus Nature Fund

Founded in 2007, the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), is a German non-profit organization that supports the protected areas in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The fund's mission is to provide long-term funding for operating costs, improved management and sustainable development of the region's protected areas. The trust works through public-private partnerships with the three governments by matching, but not exceeding the State budgets. This ensures each side is committing long-term support for the protected areas. Headquartered in Paris, France, with program offices in Yerevan, Armenia and Tbilisi, Georgia,[3] the trust supports fourteen protected areas across the three countries.

Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot[edit]

The Caucasus Ecoregion is located at the border of Europe and Asia between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. The ecoregion is considered one of the world's biodiversity hotspots with over 6,400 plant species, 348 birds, 131 mammals, 86 reptiles, 17 amphibians and 127 freshwater fishes.[4]

Notable Board Members[edit]

A notable advisory board member is Gabriela Von Habsburg, the granddaughter of Charles I, last emperor of Austria.[5]


  1. ^ "NGOs, Governments Support Fund to Protect Biodiversity in Caucasus Region". Philanthropy News Digest. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "2012 Financial Statements". Caucasus Nature Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Contact". Caucasus Nature Fund. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Caucasus". Conservation International. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Contact". Caucasus Nature Fund. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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