The venue of 17th Turkey Bird Conferece is ready for guests, bird lovers from different parts of Turkey. We will report the conference stream here.
The Turkey Bird Conference has started with a panel on birds of prey attended by four speakers. Mihail Iliev of BSPB, BirdLife Bulgaria, has given a talk on status of the Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria. "Numbers of the Imperial Eagle has declined from 1000 pairs to only 3 pairs over the last century. Now the numbers are again increasing" says Mihail.
The Chairwoman of Doğa, Dicle Tuba Kılç, during her opening speech, welcomed the bird conservation community in Turkey and acknowledged the support of the Governership of Beypazarı, Ankara.
Biologist Sunay Balaban reported the status of Egyptian Vultures in Eskisehir region, some pairs breeding in ancient settlements of Hittites established in Anatolia around 1600 BC.
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, cooperation with BSPB (BirdLife Bulgaria). Imperial Eagle habitats in Turkey are surveyed within the “Steppe Conservation Program” of Doğa (BirdLife Turkey), launched in early 2016 with the help of many international partners including the BSPB, BirdLife…
This week lovers of the Yelkouan Shearwater met in Paris at an expert workshop. We were also there to talk about Anatolian shearwaters.
Our freshwater team visits today Lake Salda Key Biodiversity Area to assess the status of threatened fish species confined to the lake.
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 during the project uncovering many unknown breeding grounds of both species. Imperial Eagle and Egyptian Vulture conservation is carried out as part of the Steppe Conservation Program of Doğa (BirdLife Turkey), launched in early…
Doga's 37 supporters run today at the Istanbul Marathon for Imperial Eagles. Support our team with your donations: https://bagis.adimadim.org/?ccid=CC10644
The third issue of Kus Sesi is released. Doga's bulletin on birds, Kus Sesi "Bird Voice" is available in PDF: http://www.dogadernegi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/kus-sesi-03.pdf
Doğa works closely with the Orhanli Village Society to assess the distribution and biodiversity of Anatolian Olive Tree Pastures. Indigenous olive tree pastures of Anatolia are unique anthropogenic habitats where grazing and olive oil production is sustained simultaneously at least for the last three thousand years. Olive trees in these areas are not planted, but they are propagated via grafting wild olive trees. Therefore this ecosystem is extremely diverse hosting numerous Mediterranean endemic bird and plant species, including the globally threatened European turtle dove, as well as large carnivores such as the golden jackal, striped hyena and caracal.
Oil Spill Threatens Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in Izmit Bay, Kocaeli Tepeleri, Turkey. Oil leaking from Diliskelesi of Dilovasi, Kocaeli threatens marine and coastal biodiversity, the shores around the Kocaeli Tepeleri Key Biodiversity Area (KBA). A major regional oil spill began last Friday, January 13, and affected coastal areas from Dilovasi to Korfez Districts of Kocaeli. Shags, cormorants and coots are the most affected bird species. Fortunately, several birds are rescued by volunteers of local conservation groups in the area.