Marine Programme Officer

Doga, BirdLife Turkey, Job Description Marine Programme Officer  Location: Izmir, Turkey Duties and responsibilities: Coordinate the development of the marine component of Doga’s conservation work. Coordinate and report outputs of a multi-taxa observer programme to understand bycatch of vulnerable bird, sea turtle, sea mammal and turtle species in Turkey. Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation […]

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Key Biodiversity Areas Monitoring Officer

Doga, BirdLife Turkey, Job Description Key Biodiversity Areas Monitoring Officer Location: Izmir, Turkey Duties and responsibilities: Contribute to development of the new Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) directory of Turkey. Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of KBA trigger species, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, national/international CSOs and nature […]

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Important Bird Areas Monitoring Officer

Doga, BirdLife Turkey, Job Description Important Bird Areas Monitoring Officer Location: Izmir, Turkey  Duties and responsibilities: Form alliances and partnerships with relevant stakeholders for effective monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of IBA trigger species in Turkey, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, […]

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Red alert for the Yelkouan Sheareaters of Istanbul!

For the last five days, tens of thousands of Yelkouan Shearwaters are foraging and feeding in the center of Istanbul. Although, ca. 75,000-90,000 individuals have been recorded in Bosporus in early February, this number of foraging birds has not been encountered during this season. This is the good news, but unfortunately, this congregation brought also […]

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A Sanctuary for the fishes: Konya basin is home to 15 endemic fish species

Konya basin is home to 15 fish species which can only be found here. Of these 15 fish species, 14 are in danger of extinction. It is possible to encounter these rare fish species in water bodies such as Lake Tuz, Melendiz River, Cihanbeyli İnsuyu, Ereğli Reeds and Lake Beyşehir. The most important living area […]

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Major stopover area of Europe’s Great White Pelicans discovered in Turkey

  Doga, BirdLife Turkey and Karacabey Municipality teams discovered a major stopover area for Europe’s Great White Pelicans. The site is a so far unnoticed flood plain in Bursa, Karacabey, Marmara Region of Turkey, which hosts at least 50 percent of the European and five percent of the world population of the species during spring […]

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Turkey updates its KBA and IBA inventories

Earlier this month, Doga, BirdLife Turkey, initiated the process of updating the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and Important Bird Area (IBA) inventories of Turkey. The new KBA and IBA programmes of Doga are launched at two consecutive workshops in Ankara. First of these workshops is organized in partnership with Underwater Research Society on March 2, […]

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