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 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

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