The communities of Khinaliq and Galaxudat in the Guba province of Azerbaijan participated in ECF’s Financial Participatory Approach (FPA) project earlier in 2018. This helped ECF identify if the community was ready to start taking conservation measures and also foster a positive, trust-based relationship between ECF and community members while empowering local communities to become decision makers and stewards of their natural resources.
Following the success of the FPA and the strong community involvement and motivation present, an information worksh...
On June 19th, 2018 the second annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Forum was held in Borjomi, Georgia.
The forum gathered, stakeholders, managers, locals from participating villages throughout the region as well as the officials from the German Development Bank. The meeting commenced with a speech and tribute to ECF team member Tamaz Gamkrelidze who passed away earlier in the month. A respected and valued member of WWF Caucasus and a supporter of ECF, his knowledge and kindness will be greatly missed, both personally and professionally.
Celebrating a life and career dedicated to nature conservation in the Caucasus.
The Eco-Corridors team lost a cherished and valued team member in June, 2018. Tamaz Gamkrelidze was the Operational Director of WWF Caucasus and an integral part of the ECF team.
Tamaz was with WWF Caucasus from the beginning, starting in 1992 where he contributed a wealth of knowledge from his PhD in Biology from Tbilisi University. After a brief foray in the private and corporate sector he returned to WWF as a Funding and Communications Manager before becoming the Operational D...