We Seek for a Bird Research Officer

Doğa is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of  “Bird Research Officer”. Duties and responsibilities: •Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of Turkey’s birds, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, national/international NGOs and birdwatchers on behalf of Doğa. •Undertake the bird research element of […]

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18th Turkey Bird Conference

The 18th Turkey Bird Conference will take place at 21-23 April 2017, in Bursa, Karacabey. The conference will be organized by Doga, BirdLife Turkey, and Karacabey Municipality, hosting this annual event this year. Bird conferences have been organised by Doga and its allies for the last two decades in different parts of Anatolia. The Turkey Bird Conference […]

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World’s Top Birdwatchers Will Race to Tackle Illegal Killing of Migratory Birds in Turkey

This year, birdwatchers all around the world will raise funds for Doğa to fight illegal killing of migratory birds in flyways. Every year approximately 6.5 million soaring birds migrate between Europe, Asia and Africa using 2 major flyways crossing Anatolia. 2 million storks and raptors fly over İstanbul while 1.2 million raptors passes from Batumi […]

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Turkey Bulgaria alliance for Egyptian Vultures and Imperial Eagles in Turkey

Doğa (BirdLife Turkey) and BSPB (BirdLife Bulgaria) alliance implemented a project, Alliance for Egyptian Vultures and Eastern Imperial Eagle of Turkey, supported under the Civil Dialogue Programme of EU. The project aimed at understanding and improving the conservation status of Imperial Eagle and Egyptian Vulture populations and habitats in Turkey. 17 different areas are visited […]

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Running for the Imperial Eagle, from Asia to Europe

Doğa and Adim Adim volunteers will fundraise for the conservation of globally threatened Imperial Eagle, by running at the Eurasian Marathon, Istanbul, on November 13. The project will be implemented with the support of local farmers and shepherds who share the same habitat with eagles and the funds will be used to build artificial nests, […]

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Alakır Valley Key Biodiversity Area in Turkey saved from hydropower development

The high court of Turkey stopped all hydropower projects in Alakır Valley, at the heart of the Bey Mountains Important Bird Area and Key Biodiversity Area in Antalya. The court concluded that the area shall be declared as a protected area for its outstanding value for freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity. Doğa, BirdLife Turkey, has been […]

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Community-based conservation programme launched for globally threatened steppic birds in Turkey

Doğa, BirdLife in Turkey, launches a new conservation programme for globally threatened birds breeding in Turkey’s extensive steppes. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with locals living nearby habitats of six globally threatened bird species, occurring in private lands or community pastures. Species that are targeted by the new conservation programme are, Sociable Plover, […]

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17th Turkey Bird Conference

The 17th edition of the Turkey Bird Conference will take place from 24-26 June this year. These conferences have been organised by Doğa Derneği (Birdife in Turkey) for the last decade in different parts of Anatolia. The idea for the event was born from ornithological research from the early ’90s, when the process to identify […]

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Major mining project threatens the Çoruh Valley Important Bird Area, one of main bottlenecks of Eurasian Flyway

Turkey, over the past weeks, goes through a major struggle between the locals of the Artvin province, in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey, and the government. The strong opposition of locals is because of a major mining operation projected to take place at the Cerattepe hills, the upper catchment of the City of […]

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The first community-based conservation initiative launched for endangered Brown Fish Owls of Turkey

Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) is one of rarest and most threatened birds in Europe according to BirdLife International, which classified the species as Critically Endangered in the European Redlist of Birds. Doğa, BirdLife in Turkey, recently finalized a grassroots conservation project, known to be the first community-based conservation initiative for this rare species. The project […]

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