In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters in Turkey Project” (TERIAS) 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, 1st Workshop on Development of the National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP) for Invasive Alien Species (IAS) was held between 22 – 24 March 2022 in Ankara.
Approximately 40 participants from relevant institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, representatives of UNDP, officials from stakeholder and relevant institutions, academicians and project experts participated in the workshop.
The workshop started with the opening speeches of Mr.Edmundas Greimas, Team Leader, and Mr. Mehmet Gölge MARIAS Project Manager. Within the scope of the workshop, information was given by the project experts about the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and its content, and what should be taken into account while preparing the National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP) on IAS’s was discussed. The purpose, scope/role, principles/approach, geographical scope, time frame requirements of the Strategy and Action Plan, joint studies and developments between MARIAS-TERIAS Projects, EU’s Biodiversity Policies in the Context of the European Green Consensus were analyzed. Experiences on Turkey’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan preparation and preparation and content of Finland’s National IAS Strategy were shared.
- Prof. Dr. Ahmet Uludağ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
- Petri Ahlroth, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
- Tijen İğci, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs
- Sinan Hakan Erden, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
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., Finnish Environment Institute Consortium