العربية  |  English  |  Español  |  Français  |  Русский

Turkey - Overview

Hide map
Legend:
    CBD Party
    CBD & CPB Party
 
    Non Party
    Selected country
Disclaimer:
The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity or the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Remark:
Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.

Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fourth National Report



National Website


Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Turkey is located on the continents of Asia and Europe, bounded on the north by the Black Sea, on the west by the Aegean Sea, and on the south by the Mediterranean Sea... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Major pressures to Turkey’s agricultural biodiversity include the inappropriate use of farmlands; unsuitable irrigation and farming methods; unconscious use of agricultural inputs; cross-breeding of local races with foreign ones of economic value; deficiencies in land registry and cadastre areas... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The National Biological Diversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) was prepared in 2001 under the coordinating role of the Ministry of Environment, with the intention that it should serve as a guide in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, in harmony with other obligations and in solving the problems caused by the loss of biological diversity... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

A Grants Program is being initiated in the Seyhan River Basin with aid from the United Nations Joint Program on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Article 63 of the Constitution declares that the State shall protect historical, cultural and natural assets and take supporting measures for this purpose... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The national database called "Noah's Ark" and a Biological Diversity Monitoring Unit were created to monitor the current state and progress of biological diversity in Turkey, and to use the data concerning biological diversity more effectively in conservation activities... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Ahmet Ozyanik
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Ayhan Çağatay
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. Isa Özkan
GTI NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Ali Osman Sari
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

Rate this page - 85 people have rated this page 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme