We were honoured to host the representatives from central and local government to work on restoration actions that we envision for the Göksu Delta on 8-9 March. We are coordinating feasibility studies of the restoration actions in collaboration with  the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change. The participants included Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Natural Heritage Preservation Board, Law Enforcement (forces) as well as our team of researchers. The meeting included productive meetings and workshops and a fieldwork to observe ecosystems and their problems the first hand. Göksu Delta is an exceptional coastal ecosystem and we hope to facilitate a pioneering ecological restoration effort for the coming years.

Göksu Delta monitoring field trips for the nature conservation project and for our GHG project which is “Understanding the complex interaction of salinization and eutrophication on Green House Gas emissions of Anatolian inland waters” continues regularly.

We are so happy to be a part of this effort.

Mustafa gave an interview for National Press about Acıgöl which is located on the borders of Afyonkarahisar and Burdur, where there are nearly 200 bird species as well as endemic plant and animal species. Unfortunately, lake water levels has been detected very shallow and largely dried out, recently. We hope to contribute to protection of these sensitive ecosystems in our Saline Lakes project.

Click here for CNN Turk Interview.

Click here for Takvim Interview.

Korhan has attended IAS & TUBA Biodiversity Webinar as a speaker with his presentation titled Anatolian Aquatic Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change and Intensifying Anthropogenic Pressures. Thank you for this organization to IAS & TUBA.

You can watch the webinar on the Islamic World Academy of Sciences YouTube Channel:

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Our team encountered an unprecedented loss of lakes in Anatolia during the expedition for the saline lakes project. Mustafa from our team gave interviews for national press about our fieldwork on saline lakes ecosytems and specifically on Acıgöl which was seriously affected by the drought.

Click here for the NTV interview. (In Turkish)

Click here for the TRT News interview. (In Turkish)

Click here for the Hurriyet interview. (In Turkish)

We are so happy to announce that a new book which is pioneer in the birds literature in Turkey has recently published and Korhan is one of the contributing authors. This book is the first bird identification guide for the birds of Turkey and hopefully, It would help amateur and professional birdwatchers. You can buy it from here.