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Ancient varieties of livestock continue to graze in Anatolia’s indigenous olive pastures © Doğa

Turkey's natural olive groves: are ancient...

Fri, 10/08/2018
In Turkey, ancient indigenous methods of cultivating olives are providing age-old answers to the questions modern practices are beginning to force the world to ask. But can they survive the onslaught of intensive agriculture long enough to speak them?
Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge...

Mon, 30/07/2018
A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.

Great White Pelican discovery in Turkey

Wed, 09/05/2018
A major stopover site of Europe’s Great White Pelicans has recently been discovered in Turkey. A count conducted by our Turkish partner Doğa Derneği showed that more than 15,000 pelicans stop off at the Karacabey Floodplain to roost and feed during their spring migration.

Soaring high: safeguarding migratory birds over...

Mon, 19/03/2018
For more than 15 years, our Turkish BirdLife partner Doğa Derneği (DD) has been working to safeguard migratory birds. And now, thanks to £50, 000 of vital funding raised by SPNI (BirdLife Israel), they have been able to greatly step-up their actions.
L'Ibis Chauve © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Découverte de nouveaux sites de reproduction...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Elle a eu une histoire dramatique et a été presque perdue à l’extinction. Maintenant, cet oiseau en danger critique revient de force avec un succès reproducteur record au Maroc en 2017.
© Vincent Legrand/Agami

اكتشاف مواقع تكاثر جديدة مهمة لطائر الأنوق (أبو...

Wed, 24/01/2018
لقد كان لهذا النوع تاريخ محزن لدرجة أنه كان على وشك الانقراض. ولكن الآن هذا الطائر المهدد بالانقراض بشكل حرج يعود من جديد مع تسجيل حديث لحالة نجاح لتكاثره في المغرب في العام 2017.
 Íbis-Calvo-do-Norte © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Descobertos novos locais de reprodução para o...

Wed, 24/01/2018

À medida que o dia chegava ao fim, a luz laranja refletindo do Atlântico pareci

Although Critically Endangered, the Northern Bald Ibis could be in recovery © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis...

Fri, 24/11/2017
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with a record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 11

Fri, 16/06/2017
Today, in the 'Bird Bulletin', we voyage across the Atlantic, wander the olive pastures of Anatolia & follow a cuckoo chick tmaking mischief in a Reedwarbler's nest!

Help us tackle illegal killing of migratory birds...

Wed, 01/03/2017
Large numbers of migratory birds are killed illegally every year and face major threats such as electrocution, poisoning and collision with powerlines.

Indigenous landscapes: ancient production in...

Tue, 07/02/2017
In the olive groves of Izmir, farmers are using innovative cultivation techniques that fully respect the rhythms of local ecosystems.
Common Coots have been badly affected by the spill © Doğa Derneği

Major oil spill in Turkey; emergency teams...

Thu, 19/01/2017
A major oil spill is affecting coastal areas in western Turkey. Doğa Derneği (Birdlife Turkey) has deployed an emergency team of volunteers to help oiled wildlife.

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.