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

Workshop on Preparation of Urgent Action Plan for Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri) 8-10 March 2022, Ankara

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 fourth of the workshops planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, Workshop on Preparation of Urgent Action Plan (UAP) for Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri) was held between 8-10 March 2022 in Ankara.

Approximately 32 participants from relevant General Directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, regional directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officials from stakeholder and relevant Ministries, academicians and project experts participated in the workshop.

The workshop started with the opening speeches of Mr. Mehmet Özdemir, Head of Department, and Mr. Edmundas Greimas, Team Leader. Within the scope of the workshop, the project experts covered topics including the description of Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri), pathways and vectors of the species in Turkey, impacts of the species, examples of control activities from around the world, aims and targets of the UAP, and the control methods proposed in the UAP and evaluations were made with stakeholders about the elimination and prevention of its spread in the pilot area.

Project Experts:

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan, Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
  • Esra Başak,TERIAS Project Expert, DAI
  • 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
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz, Samsun On Dokuz Mayıs University, Ornithology Research Center, Lecturer ve TERIAS Project Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula Krameri) species expert
  • Susana Saavedra, Susana SAAVEDRA IUCN/ISSG Member, Invasive Bird Management

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

 DAI Global Austria GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finnish Environment Institute Consortium

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