Can “slow olive oil” help conserving Mediterranean biodiversity?

Doğa, BirdLife in Turkey, launches a new conservation programme on high nature value olive tree pastures in Anatolia. The aim of the programme is to draw attention to widely neglected indigenous olive tree pastures of Eastern Mediterranean Basin, being highly important for biodiversity. Indigenous olive tree pastures of Eastern Mediterranean Basin, also extending in western […]

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Birds in the Warzone

  Many people already wrote plenty of papers and defined various issues on migration and conservation of the Sociable Lapwing I guess. Detailed research projects are implemented, species action plans are developed and the causes of the species’ extinction are clarified in fine detail. Conservation scientists do their best to cure these problems. Although most […]

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Turkey’s KBAs

Biodiversity is unevenly distributed on earth and some places are crucial for the survival of one or more species or ecological processes, supporting persistence of global biodiversity. The Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) methodology is a tool that helps to identify and conserve a global network of natural areas crucial to sustain the world’s ecological diversity. […]

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About Doğa

Doğa is the partner of BirdLife International in Turkey and its work is driven by the demand to take action to sustain biodiversity. Our mission is to defend the rights of nature in all its forms including all its processes, which are necessary for persistence of life on earth. Since 2002, we have been working […]

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Major road development threatens the Lesser Caucasus

Major road development in northeast Turkey threatens the Caucasus Endemic Bird Area, home of the Caucasian Black Grouse Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey) announced that a major road development project to connect highlands of Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey, ironically named as Green Way (Yeşil Yol), is threatening the Caucasus Endemic Bird area, home of […]

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Damocracy The Movie

A documentary, Damocracy, focuses on the cultural and natural heritage the world stands to lose as the foundations of two controversial large-scale dams are being laid despite widespread opposition and resistance – the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, and the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey. Award-winning filmmaker Todd Southgate travels from the vast Amazon […]

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International Rivers Conference Exposes Global Impact of Dam Industry

Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa come together today at theInternational Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as ‘clean’ energy. Over 50,000 dams have been built on more than half of the world’s major rivers in the last century, […]

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