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Turkey Bird Conference to combine past and...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The 17th edition will represent the generations of the nature protection movement since the 1950s.

Transnational conservation in Turkey could save...

Tue, 31/05/2016
The project by BirdLife partners in Turkey, Bulgaria and Hungary is meant to protect species in the Anatolian steppes.

Turkey's Alakır Valley saved from '...

Wed, 18/05/2016
With the courts on the side of nature, the government must now act to preserve this endangered habitat.

Turkey needs your help to create its first...

Wed, 17/02/2016
This will be the first comprehensive survey of the entire country.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species...

Wed, 11/11/2015
BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area...

Tue, 20/10/2015
There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

The migration of soaring birds of prey explained

Tue, 08/09/2015
Everything you need to know about bottlenecks and thermal air currents. Plus, how Georgia is tackling the killing of these species.

First full migration census in southern Turkey of...

Fri, 14/11/2014
Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.
International gathering on saving drying lakes

International gathering on saving drying lakes

Wed, 04/09/2013
Academics, NGO representatives and public officials from ten countries in the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are attending the International Gathering on Saving Drying Lakes in Burdur, Turkey, organised by Doğa Derneği (BirdLife in Turkey), next 17-18 September.

Turkish Northern Bald Ibis fly south

Tue, 13/08/2013
Six Northern Bald Ibis that were released in Turkey as part of a trial re-introduction have begun their migration south

New global alliance to stop controversial dam...

Thu, 11/07/2013
The embankment dam projects Ilisu in Turkey and Belo Monte in Brazil have devastating consequences for nature and people, and they are also the spearhead of an unprecedented worldwide dam construction boom. Now, an international alliance called ‘Damocracy’ has been formed in order to preserve the last intact rivers in these countries.

Can Europe truly protect forests?

Tue, 26/03/2013
European countries, from Norway and Russia to Turkey and Kyrgyzstan have been negotiating for some time now on the future role of forests and the compliance of international and national actions for an enhanced forest protection for almost two years now.

Turkish Court stops dam construction and defends...

Tue, 15/01/2013
A Turkish court has ordered an immediate halt to the construction of the controversial Ilisu dam noting that it is not in line with Turkish environmental law.
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...