1. INVERTEBRATES and PLANTS EXPERT GROUP WORKSHOP – The first workshop on Identifying Risky Species and Completing Information Deficiencies was completed.

Within the framework of the “Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of Action Plans for Endangered Species in Turkey within the Scope of a New Methodology” Project, carried out by the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and with the financial support of the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II (IPAII), group studies on invertebrates and plant species from the series of workshops aiming to combine up-to-date information on the status of different taxonomic groups in Turkey with population, distribution, threat and protection needs were held on the online platform on 7-9 July with intense participation.

116 people, including representatives of the central and local units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, as well as experts, specialists, and academicians experienced in invertebrates and endemic plant species and species protection on a national scale, participated in the workshop organized within the scope of the project.

During the 3-day workshop with an intense content, invertebrates and endemic plants in Turkey, which are in danger of extinction, were identified. With the studies to be carried out on the identified species, the natural areas of the living beings will be protected and reports on the processes required for the continuation of the species will be prepared.

In the workshops that will continue during the project, solutions that will be effective in protecting wild species will be investigated and conclusions will be drawn. After the conservation activities, the project will have achieved its main goals by informing the citizens.


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