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

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

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