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

Establishment of Inter-sectorial Multi-stakeholder Advisory Technical Board

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 Turkey and EU, a two day workshop on Enhancing Advisory and Participatory Process in Control, Monitoring and Management of IAS in Turkey was held between the dates of 10-11 February 2021. 

More than 100 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials of the directorates of Stakeholder Ministries, Academicians and NGO Representatives, guest speaker from Turkey and EU member countries and project experts participated to the workshop.

The workshop topics were discussed within the scope of the report prepared by Prof. Dr. Süheyla Suzan Alıca Gökalp, DAI Human Dynamics Legal Expert, on the “Establishment of National Committees and Working Groups for Local IAS in Turkey and Determination of Regulatory and Administrative issues to work”. Guest speakers from Turkey, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia and Italy showcased their relevant experience and practices in their own respective countries on these issues. Our partners Mr. Petri Ahlroth from Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) also contribute to the workshop by making a presentation on related subject.

Guest Speakers from Turkey and European Union Member Countries

Prof. Ahmet Uludağ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University -Turkey

Mehmet Gölge, UNDP GEF Projesi MARIAS Project Manager – Turkey

Cyrille Barnerias, French Biodiversity Department European and International Relations Directorate – France

Petri Ahlroth Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) – Finland

Dr. Piero Genovesi, Environmental Protection and Research Institute, Wildlife Office – Italy

Dr. Rumen Tomov, University of Forestry – Bulgaria

Dr. Sonia Vanderhoeven, Scientist, Biodiversity Platform – Belgium

Dr. Teodora Trichkova, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Institute-Bulgaria

Dr.Vladimir Vladimirov, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Institute-Bulgaria

Zrinka Domazetović, Ministry of Environment and Energy, General Directorate of Nature Conservation – Croatia

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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