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National Symposium, 22-23 May 2012, Ankara
On 22 May International Day for Biological Diversity was celebrated in Turkey under the auspices of the Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroğlu.
A National Symposium on Biological Diversity was organized on 22-23 May 2012 in Ankara by the General Directorate of Nature Protection and National Parks. Approximately 700 people participated in the symposium from universities, NGOs and governmental institutions. Read more. / See the pictures



KuzeyDoğa Derneği, 22 May 2012, Kars
Our first activity is releasing a rehabilitated honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) at Kafkas University campus with the participation of university students, rector and academicians of Kars Kafkas University, local press and the directors of local directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks. The honey buzzard is rehabilitated in the Kafkas University Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center within the Vet Faculty of Kafkas University. The bird had exhaustion due to migration. After the release of the honey buzzard by the rector, KuzeyDoga Society Projects Coordinator Önder Cırık made a press release stating the importance of the day and explained about the rich biodiversity of northeastern Turkey.

In the afternoon Dr. Mehmet Ali Kirpik, who is a board member of KuzeyDoga Society, had a presentation called “The Biodiversity of Kars” in the International Symposium of Biodiversity organized by Turkish Ministry of Forestry & Water Affairs, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks in Ankara, Turkey.

Finally, the president of KuzeyDoga Society Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu, gave a talk at the panel called “Turkey’s Biodiversity at Risk” organized by Hacettepe University Biology Department. The content of the talk was based on the scientific article of Dr. Şekercioğlu “Turkey’s Globally Important Biodiversity in Crisis” published in the December 2012 issue of Biological Conservation magazine. See the poster

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