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Turkey - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fourth National Report



National Website


Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

Turkey enjoys several distinct biogeographic regions, each with its own endemic species and natural ecosystems, which are the Caucasian Mountain forests, with the temperate deciduous forest, alpine meadows, Central and Eastern Anatolian steppe grasslands and the Mediterranean region, which includes the world’s largest remaining Cypress forests and Lebanon Cedar forests... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Turkey’s NBSAP is based on the five following assumptions: biodiversity is the biological foundation for sustainable development; biodiversity is in jeopardy; conserving biodiversity is a shared responsibility; biodiversity links to future prosperity; and Turkey contributes to global biodiversity conservation. Turkey’s NBSAP comprise 6 goals, which relate to: conservation and sustainable use; ecological management; education and awareness; incentives and legislation; International Cupertino; and implementation... 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

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