Doga’s New Volunteer System Launched

We know the importance of volunteering and synergy in nature conservation, and where possible, we reach our volunteers in order to exchange this experience and know-how. Volunteers can take part in awareness-raising activities such as Euro Birdwatch and Big Jump as well as technical fieldworks like Sarımazı Raptor Count and Yelkouan Shearwater Count. However, since […]

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Turkey’s first nature conservation library opened in Izmir

Turkey’s first nature conservation library opened in Izmir The opening of Doga’s Nature Library, founded for the researchers working on nature conservation and nature culture, was held on Saturday, March 14th with the participation of hundreds of researchers and nature lovers. As the first library in Turkey that focuses on nature conservation, it will provide […]

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Second Major Success of Doğa, BirdLife Turkey, to save the Gediz Delta: The decision on downgrading of protection status of Gediz Delta is cancelled

Doga, BirdLife Partner in Turkey, announced a historical decision for the future of Gediz Delta. The Administrative Court of Izmir Province cancelled the decision on downgrading of protection status of Gediz Delta.  Gediz Delta, home to nearly ten percent of the world population, and 30 percent of the European population of Greater Flamingos and many […]

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We Invite You To Join Sarımazı Raptor Count

Turkey is home to one of the largest breeding populations of Egyptian Vultures in the world! An estimated 2000 pairs are living in Turkey – that’s around 25% of the global Egyptian vulture population. But also the Egyptian Vulture isa globally endangered scavenger that is dispersed across Southern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Birds from South […]

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Final Decision for the Gediz Delta: Major Highway Construction Permanently Halted

2019 started with good news from Gediz Delta, home to ten percent of the world population, and 30 percent of the European population of Greater Flamingos. Doga (BirdLife partner in Turkey) announced that the Administrative Court of Izmir permanently halted the major highway construction. The execution of the project was halted as a precautionary measure […]

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19th Turkey Bird Conference

The 19th Turkey Bird Conference will take place at 17-22 May 2019, in Mersin, Camliyayla. The conference will be organized by Doga, BirdLife Turkey, and Camliyayla Municipality and Kizilkaya Society, the 2019 hosts of this annual event. Bird conferences are organised by Doga and its allies for more than a decade in different parts of Turkey. The […]

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Doğa is 15 years old!

Doğa, the BirdLife Partner in Turkey, is celebrating the fifteenth year of its foundation. Doğa was founded by a handful of people who believe in the unity and diversity of life. Since the day it was founded, Doğa has been leading or involved in numerous actions to conserve the nature of Turkey. The new logo, […]

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Indigenous Production Landscapes Applied Course

Applied Course 21-25 April 2020 İzmir,Turkey The School of Nature Over generations, indigenous communities have made countless innovations to cultivate their surrounding environment for their livelihoods and developed great variety of Indigenous Production Landscapes. This new interaction with the earth did not only supply food and other fundamentals of pastoral living, but also nurtured traditions […]

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Gediz Delta Saved From Major Highway Construction

Major Conservation Victory in Turkey: The Gediz Delta, home of ten percent of world’s greater flamingos is saved from major highway construction Doga, BirdLife Partner in Turkey, announced a major conservation victory to save the Gediz Delta Ramsar Site. The Administrative Court of Izmir Province, Turkey, unanimously halted the project of a major highway construction […]

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Doga: Fifteen Years in Bird Conservation in Turkey

Yelkouan Shearwaters migrate in large numbers through Bosporus, Istanbul. Ali Riza Altinok Located at the junction of three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe, Turkey hosts an exceptionally rich and diverse avifauna. 485 bird species are recorded, of which at least 370 occur regularly. This accounts for approximately 70 % of European bird species. The country […]

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