Training on IAS Pathways and Prioritization and Management/Governance of Pathways 25 – 26 January 2022, Mersin

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the ninth of the trainings planned, Training on IAS Pathways and Prioritization & Management/Governance of Pathways  will be held between 25 – 26 January 2022 in Mersin in hybrid format.

Approximately 100 participants from relevant General Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, regional directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials from stakeholder and relevant Ministries, academicians and NGO representatives, and project experts will be participating to the training.

Within the scope of the training, pathways, control and management of alien species will be addressed by the guest lecturers from Turkey and foreign guest speakers from Italy and United Kingdom. 

Trainers and Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Serap Yılmaz, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Salih Terzioğlu, Karadeniz Technical University, TERIAS Project Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus)Species Expert
  • Gordon Copp, Senior Scientist in Risk Analysis of Non-native Aquatic Species – United Kingdom
  • Dr. Piero Genovesi, Environmental Protection and Research Institute, Wildlife Office – Italy

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Biodiversity, Socio-economy and Public Health 17 – 18 January 2022, İzmir

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the eighth of the trainings planned, training on Impacts of Invasive Alien Species on Biodiversity, Socio-economy and Public Health will be held between 17 -18 January 2022 in Izmir in hybrid format.

Approximately 100 participants from relevant General Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, regional directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials from stakeholder and relevant Ministries, academicians and NGO representatives, and project experts will be participating to the training.

Within the scope of the training, impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity, socio-economy and public health will be addressed by the guest lecturers from Turkey and foreign guest speakers from Lithuania and United Kingdom. 

Trainers and Guest Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert – Turkey
  • Esra Başak – TERIAS Project Socio-economic Expert -Turkey
  • Gordon Copp, Senior Scientist in Risk Analysis of Non-native Aquatic Species – United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Sergej Olenin, Klaipeda University, Marine Research Institute – Lithuania
  • Dr. Filiz Günay, Hacettepe University, Department of Ecology – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Emine Didem Evci Kiraz, Adnan Menderes University, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Public Health Department – Turkey

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Alien Species 13 – 14 January 2022, Istanbul

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the seventh of the trainings planned, training on Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Alien Species was held between 13 -14 January 2022 in Istanbul in hybrid format.

Approximately 90 participants from relevant General Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, regional directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials from stakeholder and relevant Ministries, academicians and NGO representatives, and project experts participated to the training.

Within the scope of the training, the concept of climate change and the impact of climate change on invasive alien species with case studies from Turkey and on a global scale was addressed by the guest lecturers from Turkey and foreign guest speakers from United Kingdom. Our partners Mr. Petri Ahlroth and his team from Finland Environment Institute (SYKE) also contributed by making presentations on these subjects.

In addition, a panel was held on the development of practices after post-adaptation actions to climate change in EU Member States and candidate countries, pertinacity and affectibility.

Trainers and Guest Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert – Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Kerim Çiçek, Vice President of Biology Department, Ege University, Faculty of Science and TERIAS Project Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) species expert – Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Murat Türkeş, Boğaziçi University, Climate Change and Policies Application and Research Center, Faculty Member – Turkey
  • Gordon Copp, Senior Scientist in Risk Analysis of Non-native Aquatic Species – United Kingdom
  • Petri Ahlroth, Director of Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland
  • Terhi Ryttäri, Senior Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland
  • Katriina Könönen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Biodiversity Centre – Finland

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Nutria (Myocastor coypus)

30 November – 1 December 2021, Edirne

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the sixth of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Nutria (Myocastor coypus) was held between 30 November – 1 December 2021 in Edirne.

Approximately, 75 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant Directorates of the Ministry, Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Trade, public institutions of local municipalities/ provinces for target areas, NGOs, universities and project expertsparticipated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert and Dr. Ayşegül İliker Kozbaş TERIAS Project Nutria (Myocastor coypus) species expert acted as trainers.

The trainers will provided knowledge on invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control, and management and information in particularly on control and management of Nutria (Myocastor coypus). The field visit was conducted to the pilot area; Gala Lake to carry out group discussion and case studies and to introduce the species. 

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) 1 – 2 November 2021 in Antalya

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the fifth of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) was held between 1 – 2 November 2021 in Antalya.

Approximately, 80 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Interior, NGOs, universities, public institutions of local municipalities/provinces for target areas (parks and gardens, zoos, wildlife/wildlife park officers and veterinarians), pet shop owners and project experts participated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Lecturer and TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) species expert, Prof. Dr. Dinçer Ayaz, Head of Zoology Department, Ege University, Faculty of Science and TERIAS Project Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) species expert and Prof. Dr. Kerim Çiçek, Vice President of Biology Department, Ege University, Faculty of Science and TERIAS Project Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) species expert acted as trainers.

The trainers provided knowledge on invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control, and management and information in particularly on control and management of Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). Group discussion, case studies were carried out and field visit was conducted to the pilot area; Falez Park to give information on Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) and capture of the species were showcased.

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) 25 – 26 October 2021, Ankara

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the forth of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)  was held between 25 – 26 October 2021 in Ankara.

About 80 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Interior, zoos, NGOs, universities, public institutions of local municipalities/provinces for target areas and project expertsparticipated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, TERIAS Project Silver Gibel Carp(Carassius gibelio) Species Expert, Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz, Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University, Ornithology Research Center and TERIAS Project Rose-ringed Parakeet(Psittacula krameri) Species Expert acted as trainers.

The trainers provided knowledge on invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control, and management and information in particularly on control and management on Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Group discussion, case studies were carried out and field visit was conducted to the pilot area; Kurtuluş Park for observing Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri).

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant:
 Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) 11 – 12 October 2021, Pamukkale/Denizli

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters in Turkey Project” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the third of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) was  held between

11 – 12 October 2021 in Pamukkale/Denizli.

Approximately, 90 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Trade, government-based research institutes, universities and project experts participated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, TERIAS Project Carassius gibelio (Silver Gibel Carp) Species Expert, Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baran Yoğurtçuoğlu, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of Biology and TERIAS Project Eastern Mosquitofish(Gambusia holbrooki) Species Expert acted as trainers.

The trainers provided knowledge on invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control, and management and information in particularly on control and management Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Group discussion, case studies were carried out and field visit was conducted to the pilot area; Acıgöl.

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Activity 3.2 – Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus)

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters in Turkey Project” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the second of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus) was held between 23 – 24 August 2021 in Trabzon.

Approximately 70 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (General Directorate of Forestry and regional directorates, General Directorate of Water Management, General Directorate of Tea Enterprises, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies), Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, NGOs, universities, ÇAYKUR and project experts participated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Prof. Dr. Salih Terzioğlu and Prof. Dr. Kamil Coşkunçelebi from Karadeniz Technical University, TERIAS Project Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus) Species Experts acted as trainers.

The trainers provided knowledge on invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control, and management and information in particularly on control and management of Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus). Group discussion, case studies were carried out and field visits were conducted to Solaklı, an example of a dense population of Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus), and Uzungöl Nature Park, an example of an invasion of Bur Cucumber (Sicyos angulatus) in a protected area, where the trainers presented different problematic scenarios and came up with solutions

.End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio)

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the first of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) was held between 6 – 7 July 2021 in Afyonkarahisar.

More than 90 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Government-based research institutes, NGOs, universities, public institutions of local municipalities/provinces for target areas, fishers, angling clubs, fishing cooperatives, local farmers, landowners and project experts participated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan , Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University,

Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, TERIAS Project Carassius gibelio (Silver Gibel Carp) Species Expert, Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Prof. Dr. Pınar Öztopçu Vatan, eDNA Analysis Methodology Expert, Faculty of Molecular Biology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University acted as trainers.

In the training, information was shared about invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control and management, and especially the control and management of Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio). In addition, site visits were made to the Afyonkarahisar, Gebeciler-Seyitler dam lake pilot area, where group discussion and case studies, and some problematic scenarios were studied.

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Workshop on Identification of Impacts of Target Invasive Alien Species

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, workshop on Identification of Impacts of Target Invasive Alien Species was held between 29 – 30  June 2021 in Kızılcahamam, Ankara. 


More than 45 participants from General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks and other Directorates within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and other relevant General Directorates, Research Institutes representatives, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, General Directorate of European Union and Foreign Relations representatives, academics and project experts, participated in the workshop., Academicians and project experts participated to the workshop.

On the first day of the workshop, which lasted for two days, information on the target species of the project, the results of the field studies carried out so far, the findings on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of the related species were conveyed through presentations made by the species experts.

In the two working groups formed on the second day of the workshop, the effects of target invasive alien species in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems were evaluated with faculty members from various institutions and organizations and universities. 

In the general evaluation session, it was stated that the most important common result was to increase awareness and awareness of these species, and it is necessary to work with relevant stakeholders in the fight against invasive alien species.

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National ParksConsultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

Environmental DNA Analysis Methodology (eDNA) Workshop (Determination of target invasive alien species, Carassius gibelio, by eDNA method)

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, workshop on Environmental DNA Analysis Methodology (eDNA) was held on  June 15th 2021. 

More than 80 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, representatives of Stakeholder Ministries, Academicians and NGO Representatives participated to the workshop.

Within the scope of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, TERIAS Project Carassius gibelio (Silver Gibel Carp) Species Expert, Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Prof. Dr. Pınar Öztopçu Vatan, eDNA Analysis Methodology Expert, Faculty of Molecular Biology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University made  presentations on the Environmental DNA Analysis Methodology and shared information.

After the field studies on the Carassius gibelio (Silver Gibel Carp), which is one of the most common invasive alien species seen in Turkey’s inland waters, were carried out in Gebeceler, Seyitler Dam Lake in Afyonkarahisar, the caught fish, especially Carassius gibelio samples, were brought to Eskişehir Osmangazi University Fisheries Laboratory for necessary examinations. One of the most important aim of the field studies is to detect the related species as early as possible and to create an early warning system, using the Environmental DNA (eDNA) methodology, which is implemented for the first time in Turkey within the scope of the project.

The impressions of the relevant experts on the studies in Seyitler Dam Lake and the Fisheries Laboratory of Eskişehir Osmangazi University and their evaluations on the Environmental DNA methodology were shared at the workshop.

For further information, presentations and videos please visit the following links:

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End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

2nd Workshop on Development of Draft Legislation (By Law) for monitoring, control and management of Invasive Alien Species in Turkey

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under financial assistance  Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II), and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the 2nd workshop on Development of Draft Legislation (By Law) for monitoring, control and management of Invasive Alien Species in Turkey was held on 31 March 2021 with the participation and opening speeches of 

Mr. Bülent ÜNCÜ, General Director of European Union and Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, and Mr. Muhammed ÇOLAK, Deputy Head of the Department of Sensitive Areas of DG NCNP of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The workshop was conducted in Hybrid format. In total 55 participants including the beneficiary of the project; the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, the Project Contracting authority Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, General Directorate of EU and Foreign Relations and related the stakeholders, representatives of public institutions, academicians, representatives of non-governmental organizations together with the participants joining the meeting via zoom. 

Within the scope of the 2nd workshop on Development of Draft Legislation (By Law) for monitoring, control and management of Invasive Alien Species in Turkey, the Draft Legislation (By Law) for monitoring, control and management of Invasive Alien Species in Turkey for monitoring, control and management of IAS in Turkey, prepared by Prof. Dr. Süheyla Suzan Gökalp Alıca, DAI Human Dynamics Legal, in line with the European Parliament (EU) No 1143/2014 of 22 October 2014 on prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species, which was first presented in the 1st workshop, was be further studied and discussed.


The conclusion of the workshop could be summarized as follows:

  • Each public institution has been re-asked to discuss the articles of the Draft Legislation (By Law) and give their opinion within the scope of their powers and duties. In line with these opinions, the Draft Legislation (By Law) will be reviewed again and sent to the relevant public institutions for opinion.
  • At the end of the workshop, it was stated that all presentations will be shared with the participants through the project website.

End Benefciary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium