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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Alliance along 14 countries to ensure a safe migration flyway for the Egyptian Vulture

To save an endangered species, the Egyptian Vulture, institutions and organisations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa have joined forces proving that political borders do not exist in these efforts. All of them have united under the project “Urgent Actions to Strengthen the Balkan Population of the Egyptian Vulture and Secure […]

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Major demonstration to save the Gediz Delta in Turkey

Gediz Delta in western Turkey, one of the prime wetlands for Greater Flamingos in the world, is under major threat due to a proposed mega bridge project. Doga, BirdLife Turkey, states that the bridge will irreplaceably destroy key feeding grounds of flamingos and many other waterbird species. Doga and other civil society organizations in Turkey […]

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One of prime wetlands for Greater Flamingos in the world is under major threat

Gediz Delta in western Turkey, one of the prime wetlands for Greater Flamingos in the world, is under major threat due to a proposed mega bridge project. Doga, BirdLife Turkey, states that the bridge’s northern end will irreplaceably destroy key feeding grounds of flamingos and many other waterbird species. Doga and other civil society organisations […]

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Major victory for conservation of indigenous olive pastures of Anatolia

The Parliament of Turkey withdrew yesterday a draft law proposed by the Government of Turkey, which aimed boosting development in indigenous olive pastures of Turkey. Doga, BirdLife Turkey, was one of several organizations and groups that strongly opposed this major legislation change. Currently, all olive orchards and pastures are strictly protected by law and provide […]

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We Seek for Teammates

Doğa is seeking to recruit Projects Administrator Duties and responsibilities: Ensure that activities of Doğa’s projects are carried out according to calendar defined in project plans Ensure harmonization between workplans of protect teams and secure that project activities are carried out as scheduled Ensure that interim and final reports are accomplished on time as defined […]

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