Addressıng of Invasıve Alıen Specıes Threats ın Terrestrıal Areas and Inland Waters ın Turkey

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

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