Bulgaria - Turkey cooperation for vultures. Doğa organizes a "Vulture Research Training" in Beypazarı, Turkey, in cooperation with BirdLife Bulgaria, BSPB on 23 June 2016. Beypazarı region is a stronghold of European vultures where all four species breed in significant numbers. Our partner in Bulgaria will share their experiences on vulture research and conservation, particularly on the globally threatened Egyptian Vulture. #LoveVultures Българско дружество за защита на птиците
Doğa sees nature as thinking, writing and drawing entity. These thoughts are not inscribed in the form of ink stains on paper, but as rivers flung upon the sea from mountains, in the harmony of millions of living beings, in the nuclei of atoms and in the eternity of the universe. Doğa pursues a perusal and reproduction of nature without an intermediary. This is only possible through an understanding of the cyclical logic of nature. Ultimately, the human is nature itself. Doğa challenges competition with cooperation. It strives to re-spread volunteering, collaboration and sharing to replace competitive social relations based…
Our vulture team visits the schools of Beypazarı to mirror the beauty and value of vultures. Specially designed vulture puppets and games also join our trainings :) Doğa's vulture conservation work in Beypazarı is taking place in cooperation with Vaillant and the Angora Goat Cooperative of Beypazarı. #LoveVultures
Communal dinner (iftar) of Doğa's Nature School hosted more than 500 villagers of Seferihisar and students of the school. The night ended with Anatolian shadow theater where "Karagöz" and "Hacivat" were talking on value of nature.
Mahmoud Shaiesh joins the Turkey Bird Conference on June 24th. Mahmoud dedicated more than a decade for the conservation of the globally threatened Bald Ibises in Syria, as part of BirdLife International's species conservation programme in the Middle East. He had have to leave Syria because of civil war and settled in Birecik. Mahmoud has kindly accepted Doğa's invitation to talk on the special panel on Northern Bald Ibis at the 17th Turkey Bird Conference. Tansu Gürpınar and Udo Hirsch, who launched the first ever conservation program for the Northern Bald Ibis in Turkey in the 1970s, will also join…
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.